I recently went to my father’s house in Western North Carolina. Night fell as I entered the Blue Ridge Mountains and drove up the steep mountain road that leads home. As I rounded the last bend in the road, my eyes began to strain as I peered through the darkness. I was looking for one thing—the lantern that dangles from an old birdhouse by the driveway. Would the light be on to welcome me home? It was! The Bible assures us that our Father’s House in heaven does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The Father has left the light on to welcome you Home!
These “secrets” have been shared by Anne Graham Lotz, author of Heaven: God’s Promise for Me, published by Zonderkidz. The italicized quotes are taken directly from the New International Version of the Bible. The artwork is by Laura Bryant, the illustrator of the book.
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