Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Magical Day
















Wow! We’ve had a wild weekend. Today we had a party, two meetings, and communion to organize and do. The party was for our friend Rhianna, who just turned six. She lives with her parents in a hugely awesome, gorgeous house that they planned and built all themselves. It’s really something. They even have an elevator, which my bad knee loves. If I lived in a house like that, you’d never see me again, because I would never leave it. But I know that what God has waiting for me in Heaven is better than any house on earth. It will truly be a house to die for, in every sense of the word. John 14:2 tells us “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you.” I read somewhere that we can get into trouble if we make ourselves too much at home in this world. Because it is not our home. Philippians 4:20 tells us that our citizenship is really in Heaven. So we’re truly just passing through. Back to the party, though. Rhianna’s favorite thing in the world is magic, always has been. We often bring a new trick with us when we see her, and she gets so excited that she jumps straight up in the air. Her bedroom is all in pink, and would put Disney World to shame. Here are some pictures of her bed, T.V., and even the stars on her ceiling, which sparkle at night. We all had a blast, with homemade baked spaghetti, ice-cream cake, and homemade ice cream. This is a family who really knows how to make their friends feel at home. They treat you like royalty. God says that the Christian is already royalty. 1 Peter 2:9 says “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, a people for God’s own possession.” A day filled with partying and magic, ending with communion, in which we give such thanks to God for this wonderful day and all the others He has given us. Each new day is another chance to please Him. And there’s always magic in the air when we do that.

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