Colton Burpo was 4 when his appendix bust and he went to the hospital to have surgery. After coming out of surgery he began saying that he had been to Heaven and seen Jesus. His parents struggled to believe him at first but after hearing him talk about things he should have no knowledge about they realized he really had been to heaven. Colton is now 11 and below is a link to an interview he did with the Today show.
What an amazing story! It is such an encouraging one because it provides a wonderful picture of heaven and Jesus. Sharing this video with your children could be a great way to stimulate conversation and questions that your children might be wondering. Also to see that a child is sharing it not just adults might be encouraging to them as well.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.