Jasmine Jean Maske was a beautiful ten-year-old girl who loved her family and friends and,
in fact, loved life itself. She especially loved the outdoors, gardens & butterflies, and her curly black puppy “Taylor Swift” named after her favorite singer Taylor Swift. Jasmine was a fourth grader at
Jasmine had found Christ at the Antioch Christian Church in
Jasmine took her migraine medicine. Melissa tucked Jasmine into bed around and later at , she found Jasmine sleeping. Melissa found relief, as a mother does when her sick child is sleeping, hoping her child will feel much better when the child awakes. For a mother, a sleeping child is good news. The next morning when Melissa checked on her daughter, Jasmine had passed away during the night.
Now imagine, if you will, her last few days of life on earth from Jasmine’s point of view: Tuesday and Wednesday she’s hurting from a migraine. I write this as one who has experienced the whole ordeal of migraines, and Folks, it is hell, pure hell. And for a child to suffer with migraines, it’s intensified many times over! So Jasmine goes to bed, the last face she sees is her dear mother caring for her. Jasmine sleeps.
While in the sleep mode, Jasmine hears her name being called and opens her eyes. She sees bright light but feels no pain. The migraine is gone and she can fully breathe! There is a smiling face leaning over her; it is Jesus. He lifts her up in His large arms of love and sets her on her feet. They hug and laugh together in the highest happiness, for there are neither tears nor sadness in heaven, only unspeakable joy and full of glory.
We know this is true, because it is written in Isaiah 25:8 – “He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces;”
“…Jesus Christ, Whom having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. “
This unspeakable joy and full of glory is available now for us Christians on earth, even though we see Him not … yet. But Jasmine is experiencing the ultimate unspeakable joy and full of glory because she SEES Jesus Christ and is with Him! Jasmine is alive!
This marvelous revelation not only ends this first post of the Saga of Jasmine’s Garden but begins the next. I’ll update the progress of Jasmine’s Garden each Monday until it is completed. Perhaps you will get some ideas for your own garden or be inspired by the faith of this little girl Jasmine and her Christian grandparents Linda and John Maske. Next Monday…