Skip to comments.‘Grandma not in heaven’ boy reports
Posted on 09/10/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. Four-year-old Jeremy Werdt says he went to heaven during emergency spleen surgery, and his testimony of seeing Jesus and deceased relatives thrilled his Christian family and landed him a book contract.
Then Jeremy revealed to his family that Wanda Spencer, his maternal grandmother, was not in heaven after all.
To have Jeremy back and talking about this amazing experience of being with the Lord was the most wonderful day of our lives, says his mother, Brenda. He named all the relatives hed seen and we just sat there crying. Then, after a while, we realized he hadnt said anything about my mom, Grandma Spencer.
When Brenda asked about her, Jeremy shook his head and said, She aint there, then rolled over and went back to sleep.
Our smiles froze in place, says Brenda. All the comfort Ive had since her death vanished.
Distressed, the family gathered in Jeremys recovery room two days later to gently quiz him again about who he had seen. He was able to repeatedly name and describe every deceased relative he had spent time with in heaven, even ones he hadnt met during his life on earth.
But when it came to Grandma Spencer, the boy was firm.
Every time we asked he just shrugged his shoulders and said, Nope. Not there, says Brenda. We suggested maybe he didnt recognize her because she looked younger in heaven. He smiled and said, Mom, you recognize everyone in heaven. Grandma wasnt around.
The revelation has divided the family. Some doubt Jeremy had an out-of-body experience at all. Others suggest that during Jeremys visit to heaven, Grandma Spencer was elsewhere on Gods business.
But what kind of grandmother wouldnt stop by to visit her grandson to encourage him before he returns to earth? asks one of Jeremys uncles. That just doesnt sound like Mom.
Other relatives have started to speculate about Grandma Spencers actual beliefs. They describe a quiet, mischievous woman with a stubborn streak, very much the opposite of Grandpa Spencer who was outspoken about his faith. Many are wondering if Grandma Spencer ever made a solid declaration of faith.
She was always coy about it and kept her beliefs to herself, says Brendas sister Beatrice. She would sit there with a knowing smile when we talked religion. I always thought it was a sign of her wisdom and humility. Now Im racking my brain to remember if she ever claimed Christ or not. I want anything to hold onto.
In the weeks since the experience, some say they cant look at old photographs of Grandma Spencer without a fresh sense of grief and even anger at her. Some say they wish Jeremy hadnt been granted a heavenly visit at all.
As wonderful as it was for him, the rest of us are going out of our minds, says Beatrice. I wish someone could go back to heaven and find out for sure.
....To have Jeremy back and talking about this amazing experience of being with the Lord was the most wonderful day of our lives, says his mother, Brenda. He named all the relatives hed seen and we just sat there crying. Then, after a while, we realized he hadnt said anything about my mom, Grandma Spencer....
....Every time we asked he just shrugged his shoulders and said, Nope. Not there, says Brenda. We suggested maybe he didnt recognize her because she looked younger in heaven. He smiled and said, Mom, you recognize everyone in heaven. Grandma wasnt around.
Recall when Larry King “died” on the OR table? During heart surgery? He said he didn’t see the light, only darkness...
Maybe all dogs don’t go to heaven after all...
I think this sight is comedic in nature.
Let’s eat grandpa
Let’s eat, grandpa?
of course Larry King would see darkness
Then there’s the story about the rich man who, upon finding himself in Hell, begs to be allowed to warn his relatives.
Perhaps, Grandma was allowed to warn relatives, through Jeremy?
That SHOULD be the message from this story.
This is a comedy website (there is another article about a “Church for Jerks”) and this article is wonderfully subtle in its comedy. The more I think about it, the more amusing it is. Hey, some grandmas are real b___tches on wheels and probably aren’t in heaven.
I don’t put much stock in the words of a four year old boy.
There are many funny articles there!
>>That SHOULD be the message from this story.
I was about to write the same thing. That’s the real message for all of us.
Boy i’m emailing this around!
I don’t know which one looks more like an angel — Jeremy, or Grandma Spencer. One thing is for sure, they both have a mischievious glint in their eye!
The difference of course is that Jeremy believes in Jesus.
I’m guessing ole’ Grandma probably voted for Obama right before she died. An unforgivable sin.
We do not know that Grandma Spencer doesn’t. THe family just can’t remember her talking bout Him. That does not mean she didn’t believe.
But look at their faces, their smiles, their curls, and their eyes — two peas in a pod, I’d say.
This site is filled with church comedy articles:
Man Starts Church for Jerks
Man Arrested for Drunk in the Spirit Driving
Tweeting Causes Pastor to Lose Wise Reputation
They are all very funny if you are involved in a church community.
This is SATIRE!!! Lark News is the Christian equivalent of The Onion...and as someone that works in the church world, quite humorous!
Clever story. I am always a bit amused when someone proudly claims to be an atheist but when a child is ill will ask you to “think good thoughts”. Seriously? Prayers are silly but “thinking good thoughts” is good?