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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

554- In Christ's Bosom

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Love to Us, our love to God, Coptic art by Sister Sawsan صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: محبة يسوع لنا، محبتنا لله - من الفن القبطي بريشة تاسوني سوسن

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Love to Us, our love to God, Coptic art by Sister Sawsan

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: محبة يسوع لنا، محبتنا لله - من الفن القبطي بريشة تاسوني سوسن

In Beba, Upper Egypt, an only son to his widowed mother departed from this world. Therefore, the mother grieved bitterly and no one could console her. Fr. Abd-El-Massih El-Manahri heard about her. He visited her and began to talk to her, simply as he used to, about our sojourning in this world and waiting for living forever in Heaven. Nevertheless, her heart was kindled with unquenched fire. Finally, he said to her, "Can you promise me not to weep after you see your son in glory?”

"I promise." She replied.

He lifted his heart to Heaven entreating God to reveal to her her son's eternal fate. Therefore, she actually saw her son in Christ's bosom surrounded by the angels in wonderful glory. She rejoiced exceedingly; peace filled her heart and she wished to have a share with her son in Heaven.

A person who knows that woman said to me, "Till now, this woman is filled with wonderful peace."

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: في حضن المسيح.

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Lord, open my eyes to see You embracing Your believers.

Let me run with love towards Your Divine Bosom.

My soul desires to meet You.

I'm crying, "When will my soul be released?

When shall I see You, O giver of glory?"


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