Have you ever been away from home too long? Have you ever felt that sickening disease called homesickness? I mean you can be staying at the best hotel in town and still miss the place you call home.
When you’re home, you belong. Home is the place you “hang your hat.” Home is the place where you can always go. Even after I had been married for years, any time we were going to visit my parents I was going home. They had to take me in, I may not always deserve to be take in but my parents would even leave the light on for me.
Think of this, and this statement comes from John Ortberg. “If there is no God, there is no home. The universe is a blind and pitiless machine. Human beings appeared in it by accident. We have minds and consciousness and desires and hopes, but the forces of the universe will one day crush them all, and us along with them. We don’t belong here. The Bible, on the other hand, indicates that the reason we love the earth so much is that God made it to be our home.
It is our home for now, but do you ever have the lonely feeling, that you aren’t really there yet? The Bible even says we should not let our souls get too wrapped up around what is called the world.
Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled. . .In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2
I think our faith grows when we get the picture of the mansions He is building, when we really picture our heavenly home. When we are homesick for heaven.