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A Pink Mansion
by Steve Higginbotham
October 8, 2006
When my oldest daughter, Kelli, who is now a freshman at Freed-Hardeman University, was just a little girl, her nightly prayers would include requests concerning her eternal home.  She would thank God for her "heavenly mansion" he was preparing, and she would ask him to make it pink and to make it large enough for her grandma & granddad, grammy & papa, and all her aunts, uncles, and cousins.  (I must admit that my personal vision of heaven is not living in the same house throughout eternity with my in-laws, but it was my daughter's) [Just kidding, just kidding!]
But what I would like to bring to your attention is my daughter's childlike view of heaven.  As she saw it, heaven was going to be a place of reunion, and in that respect, she was exactly right.  Whether she'll have a pink mansion or not, I do not know, but I do know that heaven will be a place of reunion.
This concept of reunion helps to explain Psalm 116:15 - "Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints."  From a temporal perspective, the death of a saint is a time of sorrow and pain.  However, from an eternal perspective, the death of a saint, is precious because it is a homecoming!
Don't allow the heartaches, discouragements, and distractions of this world cause you to forget the joy that awaits you in Heaven!
Copyright 2006, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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