This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

These are reconstructed Indian huts at the Moundville, Alabama, Archaeological Park.  These reconstructed homes give us a glimpse into the simple lives of the natives who lived and worked that area of the state many years ago.  Maybe you have photos of your former homes from many years ago.  It is interesting to look back and see the way we used to live.

And, ah, isn’t that the real point?  That is, it is the way we “used” to live, not the way we currently do.  Times change, as do locations and the people who abide there.

For the Christian, we look forward to the place we will live one day – the proverbial “mansion on a hilltop” that the Lord has gone to prepare for each of us.  I like to think about that home – what it will be like and how it will look.  Will it be simple and only what I need, because I have everything else in His presence?  Will it be mansion-like, ornate and splendidly beautiful in its Heavenly surroundings?

Like most of the other things I ponder in my eternal future, those details really don’t matter.  I could have a huge mansion, or a lovely log cabin on a lake, or a simple dirt hut like these long-ago Indians.  It won’t matter, because I will be in His presence, His home, part of His family.

Yes, He has gone to prepare a place for us, and one day He will return to take us Home!  Are you as excited as I am?

Just a thought.

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