Coming Home

Coming Home

Most of us love going on holidays. Apart from a rest from our work and busy lives, it gives us a chance to see and experience different places, different peoples and perhaps even different cultures. We usually have a lot of fun and enjoy the break.

Yet after a while away, we usually get the feeling that it would be nice to be back home.  We get a yearning to be back home.

Why is that?

I think it is because home is where the people are that are closest to us, the people we love the most and who love us the most. No matter how great the holiday, it can never substitute for being in the presence of loving family and friends.

As Christians we have a similar experience. We yearn to be at home with the Lord. In the presence of God we are with the one who loves us more than any other.

2 Corinthians 5:8 says:

"We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord."

As Christians, we also have a longing to be with our church family, who by the Spirit of Christ living within each one, also love each other dearly. The Apostle Paul expressed this desire in Romans 15:31-32:

"Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there, so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed."

So as we go about our busy lives, let's cherish the yearning to be with our brothers and sisters in Christ and in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

Yours in Christ,

Peter Rogers

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