Friday, June 15, 2012

A Place Called Home

How happy are those who can live in your house, always singing your praises.  (Psalm 84:4)

   A soldier sits on a jeep in Iraq and dreams of home.  He visualizes a spacious green lawn, a swimming pool, a comfortable Lazy Boy recliner or a hammock swinging between two trees.  His nostrils pick up the scent of bar-be-cue brats steaming over a hickory charcoal fire.  In his mind's eye it all seems so real, so vivid, but oh so far away.  If only he could be in a place called home.

    I wonder what went through Daniel's mind while he was lying on the cold stone floor of the lion's den, or Peter and Paul's mind as they sat bound by chains in a damp dungeon.  What did Paul Bunyan think of while he was incarcerated in a London prison?  I'm sure thoughts of their heavenly home filled their minds.

   Are you weary and worn down by pain, poverty, or insurmountable problems?  Do you dream of a place called home?  Jesus said, "Don't let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, and trust also in me.  In my Father's house are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you.."  (John 14:1-3)     

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