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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Home (01/09/06)

TITLE: Heading Home!
By Virginia Gorg
01/12/06


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Heading Home!

Home is still 150 miles away and already we miss the beauty of Niagara Falls. Our wedding ceremony was wonderful. Nearly 150 people attended from our families and our church family. Pastor’s sermon was heartfelt and he gave glowing testimonies about each of us. We exchanged rings, recited our vows, and kissed for the first time!

We visited a while at the reception, and then left for three days at Niagara Falls. The wonder and beauty of the Falls reminded us of God’s awesome power and might. It was nice to be away, but it will be nice to get home.

On the way to Niagara Falls, we talked a lot about our future and God’s plan in our lives. On the way home, we realized that our home would now be together, no longer separate residences. As we discussed what home means, we also discussed our commitment to each other and to God. We know that God has given us the ability to love, only because He first loved us. In fact, our true home is really in Heaven with Jesus, but for now we must be content on this planet we call earth.

Our plans for the future include prayer time and Bible study, moving into a house with a two-car garage, and watching the grandchildren grow. Right now, we are making this house our “home.” A home is the place where God’s peace abounds, love is present, and laughter abounds throughout. A home is quiet, a safe haven in times of trouble, and a comfort after a day of work. A home is where we can relax, cry, and share our inmost thoughts with each other.

However, if we compare our earthly home to our true home – Heaven – we find many differences. The brick and mortar of this life is replaced with “many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). Just think – Jesus, our Savior, is preparing a home for us. Not a house, but a home for all eternity. We can roam on the streets of “pure gold, like transparent glass” (Rev 21:21).

Heaven is our true home, where we will praise and worship our Lord forevermore. We look forward to God’s promise of “a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).” These words hang above our threshold and serve as a reminder that God lives in our home with us. He is not a guest, but a member of our home, which is a household of faith, dedicated to Him.


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terri tiffany01/17/06
I liked your comparison. Also sounds like you are well on your way to a great marriage.:) Only comment, would be to watch the exclamation points when writing. Good job:)