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A Weekly Devotional from the
South Green Street Church of Christ



My Heavenly Mansion
By Steve Higginbotham
October 14, 2005

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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