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Today I was taken back many years ago, to when I was just a little girl as Linda, Danelle and myself sang around the piano.  Linda began to play as I was preparing  potatoes to be put in the oven to bake.  Danelle came in and she immediately migrated to the piano with Aunt Linda.  She loves the old songs.  I soon made my way in there too and we sang and sang and sang.  Songs like,  “A Crown of Thorns”, “Inside Those Pearly Gates”, “Longing for Heaven”, “When I Inherit My Mansion”,  “The Next Step”, “Meet Me in Front of the Throne”, and my favorite of the day was “Lord, When Are you Coming”.  Linda and I actually got teary eyed as we remembered Mother and Daddy singing this song. Oh!  How they would sing…”Lord, when are you coming?  Lord, I’ve waited so long.  Come and get me Jesus.  Lord, I want to go home”.  I remember crying as a girl as they sang because it made me want to go to heaven so much.  Linda and I began to talk when we finished singing, about how our parents sang so many songs about Heaven.  It really seemed to make the things of this world grow dim.  I wonder sometimes if we would sing more songs and talk more about going to Heaven, if the troubles we seem to be facing in our day and age would not also dim in comparison to the promise of Heaven.  I think it would, because it did today.  I would have been very happy had the trumpet sounded as we sang around the piano today.  There was not a care in the world at that point. Because, my mind was imagining being there, in the presence of God, reunited with my family and friends, walking on streets of gold, seeing walls of jasper and gates of pearl, wading in the river of life and standing in front of throne, meeting with so many people that I’ve promised to meet there.  Ah! “Heaven!  Happy home above.  Heaven!  Land of peace and love.  Oh!  It makes me feel like traveling on.  Heaven!  Eternal.  Heaven! Supernal….”

Come on!  Lay down your burdens for just a few minutes and think about, sing about and talk about Heaven!  It will make things here not quite so consuming.  Lay aside the worry for awhile and think with me, “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus”.  Take a moment and forget about everything else, except the most important thing, and that is making Heaven our home.  Lay it all aside for a little while and sing with me, “Come and get me Jesus!  Lord,  I want to go Home”. 

Even so, Come, Lord Jesus!

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As a girl, I used to sit on the edge of my parents bed and ask a million questions.  I didn’t think of it then, that they probably would really like to go to sleep, but they always took the time to answer or at least attempted to answer my questions.  The one subject that I always enjoyed getting on was the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ because that was my Dad’s “candy stick”. His eyes would light up and he would get excited when he began talking about the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on earth (Rev. 20). And how there would be great happiness and peace and how there would be human perfection etc.  It was hard for my mind to comprehend.  I would sometimes go to my bedroom and think about it until my mind would spin.  Daddy would talk about no more pain or suffering.  No death.  No sorrow.  No back-biting.  No gossip.  No tears of sorrow.  And the list goes on and on.  What would really get me is when he would go from talking about the Millennium to talking about eternity.  WOW!  Can you imagine what it will be like?  I have tried ever since I was a little girl to imagine it all but my mind still goes to spinning.  You see, I am confined by time right now but soon and very soon I will hear that trumpet sound and be caught away to meet my Lord and Savior!  What a Day that will be!  That is another thing that I can hardly comprehend but I know is true.  I will actually get to see Jesus Christ face to face. 

When Daddy was on his death bed he said to my sisters and me that if God chose to heal him and he got up from there it would be a miracle and he would be happy.  However, if God did not choose to heal him in this life and took him in death that it was His perfect will and for us not to fret, because one of these days we would all meet in front of the throne and then we would know that everything he preached for 50+ years was really real.  I am looking forward to that day.  I don’t want to get to attached to this world and miss out on the next.

This world is not my home.  I’m just passing through.  My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.  The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door.  And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Keep looking for the second coming of Jesus Christ.  Let’s not get distracted because the Bible said that He is coming for those who are looking for Him.  Lift up your head, redemption draweth nigh!

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