I have been away from home a lot this summer. It’s not been vacationing on a beach with a little-umbrella’d drink–I can do that without leaving. My travels have been for ministry purposes with a quick trip to Vancouver for some family time. Despite the good reasons for travel, like most of you, I began to long for home.
For many people, home is a place of love and a place for which we long when we are away. You know the longing for home? Remember when you were first sick while away at university, how you longed for home? Or during a time of family trial where you longed to be with those that needed you? Maybe a birthday missed? Do you know those familiar smells, sounds, or sights which bring to memory your love for home?
Most of us love home and when we are away we long to be there.
As Christians, that love and longing for home ought to be a desire for our eternal home as well. We ought to long for heaven and the Christ who dwells there. For heaven is our eternal home.
Do you long for eternity? I don’t think that we consider heaven enough. At […]