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On Home and HOME.

I placed the key in the lock and walked in, not knowing what to expect. The outside had looked nice, but how would the inside be? As I took in the room before me, I gasped. I began to walk through and look at the various features of the space, peace flooding my spirit as the features I’d hoped for and prayed for were there in plain sight. Relief filled me; after months of searching, I knew this place was the answer to my prayers. Finally, there was going to be a change from a living situation which had been a challenge in different ways. This was the exact type of layout I’d envisioned in my mind for my new home! After so many places that just didn’t feel right, this was it! I knew it immediately. And it did become my home. What a relief it is to step through the door and be home. And yet…Life still isn’t perfect. Having a loved home to go to that truly feels like home is a blessing and relief. But it will never be what I think of as home.

Home, that feeling of truly being forever at home and in a situation with no concerns, isn’t ever going to happen on this earth. Throughout the especially hard trials of life, it’s a relief to remind myself that one day there will be a perfect home. That thought is such a welcome comfort. I pray that you will find comfort in that thought as well. No matter what you’re facing, it will pass. And as a follower of Christ, one day you can look forward to residence in that heavenly home that will never go away. Your eternity will be spent with the Author of joy. One sweet day.

 “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21

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