Thursday, July 09, 2009

"Home"

July 9, 2009

(This is a post from my Women's Ministry Newsletter from July 2008. I had just gotten back from a mission trip to Greenville, SC when it was written.)


As we are in full-swing of vacation season, I was just thinking about how good it is to be home. After two weeks on the road with back-to-back mission trip and vacation travels, I am grateful to sleep in my own bed (and not to have to wear shoes when I shower).

I always look forward to my travels. I like to see new places and do new things. But no matter where I go, I always find myself ready to come back home at the end of my trip. I eagerly anticipate the sights, sounds, and smells of home.

While we are on this journey called life, we enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and all the new experiences we have. God expects for us to enjoy the vista of a mountain-top view, or to delight in the sound of the endless crashing of waves on the beach. He just doesn’t want us to get too used to them!

While we may relish in the pleasurable things and places on this earth, we must realize that we are just visitors here. This is not our home. Heaven is. As Paul said in Phillipians 3:20, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

I can’t wait to get home…Can you?

3 delightful comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I can't either! Love being home and being in this peaceful place my hubby and I are creating.

Okay, we are way too much alike! I do not wear shoes when I shower, but my feet never touch the carpeting in a hotel room. Do you do that??

Enjoy your day!

Jill said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just read your bathroom post and I was dying laughing. I hear you! The bathroom at my Target is super nice and always smells like apples.

Staceystace said...

I always look forward to getting home, too! I am like "Walking on Sunshine" - my feet have an aversion to touching the floor in a hotel room. I wear slippers. I don't wear my shower shoes IN the shower but they are waiting outside the shower to wear in the bathroom. ;)