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A New House
by Lisa Stillwell
11/17/13
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A New House

Revelation 21:5

Thought for Today: Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” (NKJV)

"I wonder what that house is thinking?" I asked.

This house was run down, the wood was rotted, the windows busted, AND it looked like it was about to crumble to the ground. I know a house really cannot speak BUT I could feel feelings that were unexplainable. As I gazed toward the house I found lots of wisdom AND profound hurt.

The house sighed.

It remembered days when it sat proudly on the hill. Everyone admired the beauty AND many wanted to live there. The paint was fresh, the shutters were full of color, AND beautiful flowers grew each year in the front yard. The house was happy. It thought about its different owners AND how some memories seemed so precious. However; other memories made it feel sad.

Many nights this house thought about a picture that was hung on the wall from its last owner. He took great care of things. He kept the yards clean, the wood repaired, and all the other stuff that made the house feel vibrant. Until one day, the owner passed away, and went up to see Jesus.

"What will I do now?" It asked.

A tear fell through the eye of its busted window. Disappointment filled the heart of this once, happy house. Loneliness set in, the wood rotted, AND flowers no longer bloomed. Finally, everyone that drove by just shook their head in shame.

"Who would want to live here anymore?" They asked.

"I could spend my money on something far better!" Another said.

"That house is junk!" They all agreed.

The house grew sadder and sadder. Sometimes it could hear a bulldozer across town.

"Could you please come bulldoze me down?" It cried. I would rather be bulldozed to the ground than stand on this hill broken.

Then, suddenly it thought about his last owner. He remembered Bible Studies the man taught. He remembered the man crying out to God one night from within the beautiful walls.

Finally, the house understood.

"Guess what?" It thought.

One day.... I am NO LONGER going to be sad. All my rotted wood will be fixed. One day... I am NOT just going to be a house on a Hill BUT Jesus is coming for me AND I am going to be a MANSION in Heaven....

Thank YOU, Lord for this truth tonight AND thank YOU for speaking through a simple house... Amen.










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