Homesickness. When death and tragedy come calling, they often leave us longing for our heart’s true home.
The place where we really fit. The table set for us. Loving family refilling our cups, getting us a third helping, and swapping stories about all of us. Joy. Laughter. Harmony. Warmth. A place grounded and rooted in Him.
Jesus replied: "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him" (John 14:23 NIV).
When we feel homesick, let’s remember His promise. Home is anywhere the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are truly welcomed.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Right now I’m looking at a picture over my desk of two weary travelers joined by a stranger on the road toward Emmaus. I can hear the longing in their anguished plea as they near the village: "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over" (Luke 24:29 NIV).
And God Himself graced their table.