Yesterday evening I had the privilege of having dinner with my filha Fabi. Filha is daughter in Portuguese. She was my assistant in my morning class five years ago and we have kept our friendship over the years. She calls me Papa Bear.
We had not seen each other for quite a while because of the pandemic. She went to Brazil early in the pandemic to be with her family. She is back in my city working on her Phd. We had a great time catching up and eating burgers.
The quote in the title is from Fabi. After sharing about her grandmother dying while she was in Brazil, she commented that she remembered me saying I did not want to be too old to do anything and that I would rather go to be with Jesus before I got to that point. Then I shared that perhaps the best way to go would be in my sleep and waking up in heaven. That was when she said, “that would really be a dream come true.”
Waking up in heaven would be awesome. But for now, Jesus has a purpose for me in this life. The older I get, the more I appreciate what Paul said in Philippians 1:
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
Burgers and friendship are a wonderful combination.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
20 thoughts on “Burgers with Fabi- “Really A Dream Come True””
Burgers with a friend….mmmm
A GOOD burger 🍔can change my whole outlook 😋 on a so-so day.
My kids love burgers n fries.
smart kids 🙂
Those burgers were a real deal. You didn’t show us a picture of you two though😔
Forgot to take one 😊
How are you feeling?
Amen and amen either way alive or dead the purpose is bring Him glory
Yes- our purpose is to bring Him glory!!!
Love this!! You have so many great relationships with such a large group of people.
‘Waking up in heaven would be awesome. But for now, Jesus has a purpose for me in this life.’
Great thinking to echo Philippians 1.❤️
Thank you little sister. I appreciate you!
I haven’t put off reading your book that you emailed me either, I’m just trying to find a chunk of time where I can do so and focus!!!! Looking forward to it!!!
That burger looks so delicious and I feel the same way about death. Waking up in Heaven would be the best.
Heaven is a wonderful place beyond our comprehension
Food looks delicious, especially the fries, one of my favorite foods. Glad you caught up with your friend 🤗
Burgers and fries 😊🍔😊
I ate a Cheese Burger today and Lunch time YUMMY!! PRAISE JESUS-YESHUA CHRIST-MESSIAH HALLELUJAH and Maranatha Amen!!
Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/