By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
I’ve written to you many times about trips to one of our favorite places – Washington, D.C. On one of those adventures, I snapped a picture of this sign near the Capital Building. It says simply, “Welcome to Washington.”
During this holiday time of the year around Thanksgiving and Christmas, I am always so very thankful that my brother and sister and I are all able to go home, as our parents’ children, and spend some time with them. The older I become, and the more my own children are away from home, I’m very thankful for every moment they get to come visit us. And, I imagine the vast majority of you understand exactly what I’m talking about.
Imagine for a moment the joy, the excitement, the anticipation, and the love our Father holds in His heart knowing that one day soon, His children will all come home! Imagine a grand sign welcoming us to Heaven and His presence! Imagine never having to say goodbye again!
This Christmas season, celebrate the first-coming of our Savior. But take a moment and celebrate the second-coming that we as children of the King anticipate. And lest we get too wrapped up in the busy-ness of it all, remember there are still many around us who have yet to become part of this grand and glorious family. It is our job to invite them. Won’t you take a moment and do that this week?
Just a thought.