Friday, April 25, 2008


My post will be very brief today. My family and I are leaving in a few moments to go to Huntsville, Arkansas for a time of ministry. I am speaking at their Staff Retreat tonight and tomorrow, then have the privilege of speaking at their 75th Anniversary Homecoming. I can't wait! I pastored Huntsville First Assembly for ten years and have many wonderful memories, as well as many wonderful friends, there.

As I was thinking about Homecoming this morning, my mind drifted to heaven.

Colossians 3:1-3 You have been raised to life with Christ, so set your hearts on the things that are in heaven, where Christ sits on his throne at the right side of God. 2 Keep your minds fixed on things there, not on things here on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

What a time of reunion that we will have this weekend. We will see people that we haven't seen in almost seven years. We will renew friendships, tell stories, laugh, and just reminisce. My friend, how much greater will our Homecoming be when we get to heaven. We have family, and friends who have gone on before us and we miss them, but what a reunion heaven will be for those who put their trust, confidence, hope, faith, and life in Jesus' hands. If we have made Jesus our Lord and Savior, heaven will be a great HOMECOMING! There are times that we need to be reminded that this world is not our home, we are only passing through, preparing for the ultimate HOMECOMING. Blessings!

Pastor Rusty