A Mansion in the Hills of Heaven
The first of the children's series, A Mansion in the Hills of Heaven. More
High above the clouds is a mansion in the hills of heaven. The six-story mansion in the hills of heaven was pure white. A spiral, crystal stairwell led from the porch down into the clouds. The oval shaped front door stood twelve feet high. Instead of one doorknob, there were six lined one above the other. The multiple doorknobs were for children three years old and older to let themselves in and out of the mansion.
Six oval-shaped, stained glass windows sat on opposite sides of the door. Each window was the same height as the door. Images of angels, candles, a cross and multicolored fish were made within the stained glass windows. The windows were made of soft and dark colors that overlapped each image and merged into a beautiful blend of colors.
Children of all ages lived in the mansion and were cared for by the Sisters. The children never aged. Their souls remained the same age they were when they returned to God.
The Sisters are the keepers of the mansion. They were chosen by God from amongst the loving elite of women He pulled from the books of the Bible. It was the Sisters responsibility to make sure the children stayed out of trouble and followed the rules of the mansion. And for years, they were successful. That is, until Gabriel's and Elisabeth's souls returned to the mansion.
Eight year old Elisabeth and eleven year old Gabriel lived for trouble. If they were not getting into the Carpenters paint, they were sneaking off to the Town of Samaria to the Oreo Cookie house where Mr. Doyle, the magician lived. Elisabeth and Gabriel would fly to one of many lands and go fishing without the Sisters approval. They would fly through the mansion taunting the other children.
One day, after Gabriel and Elisabeth were caught red handed in the Carpenters paint, the Sisters took them to stand before the voice of God, where they received the worst punishment ever...their wings were clipped.
God refused to give them their wings back, but they were given a chance to earn their wings back.
"There's a child on earth named Jacob," God said. "He is seven and will be joining us soon. The doctors have given him two weeks to live, but I am ready for him now. Jacob does not understand that he is about to join us. He does not understand the reason behind his parent's tears. You are to reach Jacob through his dreams and bring his spirit to heaven. The assignment is to take the fear of moving into the mansion from his heart."
Elisabeth and Gabriel were excited. They would earn their wings and meet a new friend in the process.
God placed Jacob into a deep dream, where Jacob was met by Gabriel and Elisabeth.
"Hey, Jacob!" Gabriel called out to Jacob in his dreams. "You want to come to heaven and play?"