Today’s scripture: Philippians 3:20-21
Are you homesick? Maybe you’re away at school, and you miss home-cooked meals.
Or you’re serving as a missionary, and you long for a face-to-face conversation
with your mom. Or you’re in the military, and you would give anything to hold
I remember a time when I felt homesick. I’d spent the summer traveling with a
Christian musical group, and then because of some difficult choice, I decided
to move temporarily to the mid-west. It was hard being away from friends and
family. And when my sister-in-law announced she was pregnant, I packed my car
and moved back home.
Yes, I’ve been homesick. But I’ve never been as homesick as I am now. But it’s
not for this physical home God’s blessed me with. It’s not missing family or
living on memories. I’m homesick for my real home.
There’s an old gospel song, “This world is not my home. I’m just a’passin’
through.” And that’s exactly how I feel. I reside in a temporary home, and my
heart longs more and more for the place of my true citizenship. One day, Jesus
will take me home, whether through death or through His triumphant return.
One day, I’ll be home. And I’ll never be homesick again.