I AM – Devotional Style Short Stories – “An Unexpected Trip”

The T.V. is turned off and having gone to bed the woman sighs loudly, stretches, lies back, and suddenly remembers she forgot to brush her teeth.

She rises with a groan while throwing her feet off the side of the bed. She was so looking forward to collapsing into a peaceful night of sleep that would leave her refreshed and feeling renewed in the morning.

Before returning to her bed she suddenly finds herself on the floor with the room spinning violently. What is going on? She is suddenly hit with a bout of vomiting that is so violent that it stands her on her head.

“Call an ambulance,” the Lord whispers in her ear as she violently retches and the room spins at top speeds.

The phone is clear across the room and she isn’t sure she can get to it.

The room continues its spinning, the retching slams her against a wall but she manages to slowly crawl across the room with a trash can held close.

The woman is kneeling on the carpet clutching the trash can and the cordless phone lies next to her when the ambulance arrives. She can’t explain what happened, the dizziness is too much, the vomiting too severe. She’s barely aware as the E.M.T’s load her into the ambulance.

She hears the siren blast suddenly and thinks, “Oh crap, this is serious,” And then, everything suddenly goes black.

She isn’t aware of the siren or the emergency technician stating, “Her heart has stopped.” She isn’t aware when she is rolled quickly into the emergency room or the doctors working on her.

She has suddenly been transported to another world and while others are trying to save her life she stands in the most beautiful green pasture with translucent flowers bordering its fringes, having a discussion with the Great I Am.

Suddenly she awakens to a Doctor telling someone, “Get her a room. We’re keeping her.”


2 Corinthians 12:2 “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago – whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows – such a one was caught up to the third heaven.”


Most of us have heard stories of those who have died and gone to heaven and returned. They describe what they experienced as best they can. There are even a few testimonies of someone dying and going to hell and how horrific the experience was and upon returning back to their earthly life they gave their life to Christ.

As the scripture above states, I don’t know if I went to heaven in body or out of my body. I just know I stood before the King of kings and Lord of lords and had a conversation with Him that I did not remember upon returning back into the hospital emergency room. Months later the Lord revealed what that conversation was about.

Whether you believe the stories or not let me assure you there is a heaven where Christ dwells and there is a hell where Satan and his demons dwell. God gave us free will to be able to choose which of these very real destinations we will spend eternity in. I would not suggest waiting to test which you like the best because with that last breath, your free will to choose is gone!


7 thoughts on “I AM – Devotional Style Short Stories – “An Unexpected Trip”

  1. Choose well, fellow humans, our God says. I am so Happy I chose Christ Jesus. I chose well.:)

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  2. Oh wow, this is inspiring! I choose Christ my risen Saviour! Him alone is all I need.


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