When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me
and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One;
I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of
death and Hades.
Revelation chapter 4 had given me a description of the throne,
A rainbow that shown like an emerald encircled the throne.
Of course it would be green. Green was her favorite color. She had come running in one morning a few weeks before and declared, "My favorite color means my favorite word. Green means HOPE!"
Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were
twenty-four elders. ... In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures,
and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.... Day and night they never
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come."
Whatever I had believed about heaven before, I had this very real sense at that intersection of roads, the intersection of each and west, that my daughter was there, in the throne room with those elders and living creatures, laying down her crown, kneeling in His presence saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits
on the throne and who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down
before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever.
They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to recieve glory and honor and power,
for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
I was a LIVING creature. Even though I felt like I was dying, even though I felt such pain, I could choose to join Leisha in this moment also. I could give him glory, honor, and thanks to him to sits on the throne, to the LIVING ONE who died and now is alive forever and ever. I fell to my knees by the side of the road where I had last seen her broken body and wept.