Soon I am Going Home
Lately, I have been thinking about my home in heaven. Following are some thoughts about that time to come. When my day is full of more struggle than normal, I take great comfort and joy in the promises of God, promises of a better day to come. I particulary appreciate this verse.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
To think that there will be no more pain, physical or emotional. That thought alone makes me long for home. God will personally wipe away our tears. In heaven, there will be no crying, no hurting, and best of all, no death.
Ready to Fly
I am ready to fly.
I will not say good-bye.
I am going home
To be with Jesus and
Worship at the foot of His throne.
He is my Savior.
To Him everything I owe.
This battered body
Full of bruises and disease
Will be made new.
I will finally be free,
At home with my Father,
Just Jesus and me.
I am so excited to take this trip.
My troubles are gone.
From His cup of eternal blessings I now will sip.
Please do not cry.
After all, I was only supposed to be here for just a while.
Now I am on my way home, To sing to Him my song.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
The troubles of this world are not permanent. We need not grow weary. God renews us.
He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.
They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD--the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more.
I Corinthians 15:26
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Death will be no longer. Disgrace and shame will disapear. Joy and gladness will be the order of the day.
It is almost quitting time.
I have worked real hard.
I have done my job.
I am so tired of this place.
My body aches to be free.
There are not too many more days left
Until I can collect my wages.
Soon, I will be able to go home
To change my clothes and
Be with the ones I love.
We will all sit together and
Have something good to eat.
We will sing and
We will dance
At home in eternity.
Lord, I have never been more homesick than I am right now.
It is my desire to have offered encouragement. God makes our journey worthwhile. He is the prize of our race. If we trust Him as our Savior, God abides in us and we abide in Him. We do not have to wait until we get to heaven to enjoy Him. He is with us every day. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us. He is the Father to the orphans, a spouse to the widows. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. He can be trusted. He is the God.