Skip to comments.Welcome Home! [Devotional]
Posted on 03/28/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT by tenger
For he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:10
After my first extended visit overseas, I remember flying into San Francisco, my port of entry. I was 23 and had been on my own in England, and was now on my way back to Alaska. I was giddy as we came in to land. The air hostess said this immediately upon touching down, "If this is your first time in America, Welcome to the United States of America. If you are returning, welcome home!"
That's it, Welcome Home! It brought tears. Those are wonderful words to hear when you've been away for a while, whether it's across the world or across the state.
Home is familiar. At home you get to sleep in your own bed with your own pillow and sheets when you want and for how long you want. You relax at home. You don't need to worry about putting on a show for others. You're at home.
As Christians we have another home: heaven. Have you thought about heaven lately? Have you considered what it will be like living in a city designed and built by God himself? What will it look like? Who will we know there? What does absolute perfection look like? Streets of gold. Gates of pearl. No mourning or crying or tears or sorrow. Oh, but I'm getting ahead of myself, as that is the New Jerusalem that the book of Revelations talks about, another home we can look forward to. Or perhaps they're one in the same.
Think about Heaven today. Think about seeing the Lamb who took away the sin of the world. Think about thousands upon thousands of angels worshiping God.