No other joy can compare to the feeling of coming home.
What exactly IS home? Home is family, home is warmth. It is a having dinner together, it is all about hugs, kisses and laughter. Home is where the only language spoken is love.
Home is where every one longs to be.
In our earthly existence, we are so preoccupied in creating home for ourselves, and yet we are still restless and anxious about what the future will be. We work endlessly to be able to buy false happiness - gadgets, appliances, furnishings. With all the good things we have put in our home, we are still unhappy.
Then we realize that the most solid foundation we can ever build a home on is to put God in the center of our lives. We have to welcome Him into our homes. He is the God of unconditional love. He alone can make us feel complete. God patiently waits for us when we leave home. He guides us back when we go astray. He does not hold grudges against us when we turn our backs on Him.
The world is in various degrees of turmoil. Brother against brother. Murders, famine, disease. We can only watch in disbelief about the crimes committed against children and the elderly. All we have to do to end this is to come home.
I have no knowledge of how many more years I have in this life. Only God knows. In the meantime, I will strive to make my earthly home a real home - with God in the center. And I will be looking forward to another place, up there with my Creator.. that time when I can get to see His Holy Face, with His arms outstretched to welcome me.. To hear His voice saying.. "Welcome home, my child. WELCOME HOME."
Praise and Glory to the Holy Triune God who lives and reigns forever!
Song Title: "HOME"
Artist: Gary Valenciano
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