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

566- A Sea of Glass

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ the Pantocrator - A modern Coptic art by Mr. Samy Hennis - Written above in Arabic script: Holy, Holy, Holy, and around the throne are the four creatures of the Revelation (and the four gospels) - over the sea of glass, like crystal صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يسوع المسيح البانتوكراتور - من الفن القبطي الحديث للرسام سامى حنس - مكتوب في أعلى الصورة باللغة العربية: قدوس قدوس قدوس، وحول العرش أربعة كائنات سفر الرؤيا، وممثلي الأناجيل الأربعة - فوق بحر الزجاج شبه البلور

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ the Pantocrator - A modern Coptic art by Mr. Samy Hennis - Written above in Arabic script: Holy, Holy, Holy, and around the throne are the four creatures of the Revelation (and the four gospels) - over the sea of glass, like crystal.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يسوع المسيح البانتوكراتور - من الفن القبطي الحديث للرسام سامى حنس - مكتوب في أعلى الصورة باللغة العربية: قدوس قدوس قدوس، وحول العرش أربعة كائنات سفر الرؤيا، وممثلي الأناجيل الأربعة - فوق بحر الزجاج شبه البلور.

In May 1996, one of my beloved sons narrated this story to me:

My friend saw in a dream the reposed priest Shenouda El-Shayeb (who reposed in the Lord in Esna on October 5th, 1995) was sitting with glory in front of a sea of glass. Having the Bible, I opened it to search for the verse speaking about the sea of glass. I have known that it is in the book of Revelation but I did not know in what chapter exactly it is. Yet, once I opened the book, I found it and read it for him. My friend got surprised saying, "This is the first time to hear about such a sea of glass like crystal in heaven. This is exactly what I had seen in my dream." He continued, "Fr. Shenouda walked on the sea and came to me while Mrs. Salwa, who was suffering thankfully from brain cancer which made her blind, was sitting beside me. Fr. Shenouda hold her hand to walk with him on the crystal sea and when I tried to go with them, he said to me, "Do not come now. Stay at your place."

He felt that it was not easy to tell me such a dream, as she is my sister. After almost a month, Salwa passed away to go with our beloved priest and be with the reposed believers in paradise.

This dream ascertains that some dead believers know - with the divine guidance - the time of the death of some people and pray for them to feel the love of our Christ.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: بحر من الزجاج!

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You can cross the sea of glass.

Please, hold my hand to walk with you

To see my Christ with you and say,

The Lord is my portion.

With You, I need nothing more.


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