When I was just a little girl I was told that if I wasn't good I was going to go to Hell. Well, "good" wasn't defined. How should I be good? I didn't know how to be good to myself. I could picture it so clearly, this place of death where you burned eternally, alone. A hopeless place of never ending torture; crying, hurting and in despair; this place called Hell. As a child a picture like this would be horrifying. Imagine living a life lacking in love, full of death and physical, sexual, and mental abuse. Add a very vivid picture of what Hell is in a world full of iniquity where there is no chance of making it to Heaven; that is, unless, you believe in the sacrifice that the man, Jesus Christ made. Imagine how strongly a person would hold onto the hope of Jesus as their Savior. I tried to picture Heaven, up in the clouds. Even now, I still can't picture it. My fear drove me to study the teachings of Christ for most of my life. I have been given a new understanding. The window of Heaven has opened in ME. I have held onto my story for many years afraid in a sense of the condemnation that it may bring. However, I feel that it is time and regardless of what may come of it I feel it needs to be heard. He said that I must not hide my Light but let it shine for the entire world to see. I go forward in faith. My wish is that you read it and read it slowly that you may grasp the truth that it beholds. Knowing I AM the Truth has set me free. I want all to be free with me.
Rising to Heaven Within by Rebecca Cermak was published by Outskirts Press in October 2012. The ISBN for Rising to Heaven Within is 9781478719410.