|Home is where the heart is|
Your home is yours. You buy it, rent it, clean it, maintain it. A home can own you. When you think of your home, you might think of your favorite recliner, or your couch of great comfort and joy, but mostly our minds drift to our family members that live there. Many memories are made at home, it's usually a safe place.
Our hearts are home for Jesus. "You Can Make My Heart Your Home" was a lively song that was sung loudly by the church choir on Race Relations Sunday. My family likes to belt that song out at the top of our lungs at a moment's notice. Some homecoming songs, especially that one, have to be shouted.
When I think of my eternal home I know that Heaven will be my resting place. Knowing that God has prepared many rooms for us is reassuring. We have hope that we will see our family members again.
"This is home" is a Switchfoot song that has new meaning for several team members that traveled to Swaziland last October. It was actually a confirming song for a couple who have been called to be full-time missionaries there. In the coming months, they will call Swaziland, Africa their home.
It's important to have a church home, a place to connect with other believers and to worship. It can be a haven of help to when going through rough times with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
From the perspective of Heaven, our earthly home is not where we belong. We were created in God's image so our natural home place is in His presence.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." ~ 2 Corinthians 4: 16 -18
And when my mind thinks of Heaven...being in such a peaceful pain-free place...with much rejoicing...THAT gives me great comfort and joy.
What a day that will be when we shout "Honey, I'm Home!