4-Year-Old, Silas Edenfield, Expresses Excitement for Heaven in Heartwarming Video
By Katherine Diaz, Crossmap On June 13, 2013
Silas Edenfield, a 4-year-old boy, who even though knew he was dying from cancer, was said to have always had a positive outlook and was excited to go back home to Heaven. "He seemed to always have a smile on his face whenever possible," recalled hospice worker Jalayne Coleman after the funeral. "I often work with the elderly and some of them are afraid of death. This little boy had no fear. He was eager to be with the Lord."
Silas, who passed away on May 25 from rare liver cancer, Hepatoblastoma, smiled and was filled with excitement as he told his mother how Heaven is like in a video posted on YouTube six days after his death.
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In the video he starts off saying that wishes he was in Heaven all the time. Then his mother asks how he think Heaven will be like. "I'm not sure," he replies.
"Are you gonna get a new body in heaven?" asks his mother.
"Yes," he responds.
"What's your new body gonna be like?"
"With no cancer ... AND I won't be sick EVER," he says.
"Are you gonna be alone in heaven?"
Smiling he says, "Nope. God will be with me." He continues to ask his mother "You know my most favorite part about Heaven? That the streets are gold." Silas continues to add, " and my next favorite part is that everything is so great in Heaven. And..AND Jesus and God will be with me." Silas shared his strength and faith beyond just the people who came to see him. With 50,000 likes on the Facebook page, "Praying for Silas," that his parents set up, people from all over the world were able to see his faith and joy. Many followers supported him by posting up pictures of sea turtles, his favorite animal, and gold ribbons, often symbolized for the fight against childhood cancer. Jessica Edenfield, Silas' mother, credits their faith for giving them strength.
"If we didn't have the Lord in our life, we wouldn't be able to get through this," she said.
"Here's Silas, who in less than five years touched so many lives," she said. "The Lord can use anybody, even a little boy. He really did make a difference. He was just a little boy but he did make a difference."