How many times have you been away from home only to return and as you walk into the house you hear yourself say, "It's so good to be home".
I recently returned from a week long trip. It was amazing; not only did I have a great time but I also experienced new things. This trip drew me out of my comfort zone...it was all good.
Walking into my house, I uttered these very same words, "it's so good to be home". As I was getting settled in I kept thinking about that phrase. What does that mean anyway? What is a home and why is it always "good" to be there?
The Dictionary says a home is:
**the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
**of or relating to the place where one lives.
**any place of residence
For me, home is where I feel safe, I can be me, it's a "no judgement zone" where I know that I am loved unconditionaly. I love my home, it's small and humble and I am content.
However, my physical home is not truly the home that I long for... There is another home, my final home where I can say "its so good to be home" and I will know that I never have to leave it again...not ever!
Here is another definition found in the dictionary: Home a place of refuge: a heavenly home.
Did you catch that? A HEAVENLY HOME.
God has promised true believers that one day we will all be coming "home"...
"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written,”What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Who wouldn't want to live in a home like that? My question to you is, are you sure that you will be going to the home that God has prepared for those who love him?
If so, then I can say to you now,
SEE YA AT THE HOUSE!