|My Heavenly Mansion
By Steve Higginbotham
When my oldest daughter, who is
now a senior in high school, was just a little girl, she would
say her prayers each evening before she went to bed. In that
prayer, she would regularly thank God for preparing for her a
mansion in Heaven. Not only would she thank him, but she
would also offer a few suggestions. She wanted her mansion to
be painted pink, and she wanted it to be large enough so that
her grandma and granddad, grammy and papa, and all her aunts,
uncles, and cousins could live together under the same roof
(grant it, my image of heaven would probably not be living
under the same roof as my in-laws [just joking]), but this was
my daughter's view of heaven, and I must say, that in her
child-like way, she had it right.
Heaven will indeed be a place
of reunion. A place where the faithful, of all ages, will be
together throughout all eternity. The very thought of it is
exciting to me. I don't know about you, but I have
temporarily lost through death, many friends and loved-ones.
I say temporarily, because Heaven will reunite us. Talk about
motivation to live faithfully!
Folks, live your lives in such
a way that you can enjoy the heavenly reunion. I don't know
if our mansion will be painted pink, as my daughter requested,
or blue located next door to a Toys-R-Us, as her younger
brother later came to pray, but I know that we will have a
place of reunion where the sorrow of goodbyes will never
again be experienced.
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