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Soon I am Going Home

Updated on February 13, 2013

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.

Revelation 21:4

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.

Isaiah 40:31

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.

Isaiah 25:8

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.

Jeremiah 31:12

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.

Quitting Time

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.


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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, Thanks so much. How sweet. No one knows what God has in store or how much time here He gives us. I plan to make use of my time here praising Him and telling of His glory.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      It will be a great time for each of us when we finally are calledl home. It is such a wonderful beginning. I know it is a given, but I know that you still have so much to share with us yet before that time. Thanks for the inspiration and the scripture references.

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      MsDora, You are so kind. Thanks for reading. Blessings to you.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      My morning devotional for today. What a blessing! I'll play the video again. Thanks for allowing God to make you His pen.

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Faith, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and sharing. I look forward to that day.

      Stages, Thanks for reading. Yes while we are here we need to focus on Him with gratitude. There are so many good and wonderful things He has done for us. I hope you are always hungry for more of Him.

      DIY, Thanks for reading. SO glad this was what you needed when you needed it. It is a hard decision to have to put down a family pet. They feel like family members. You made the right choice so your animal friend would no longer suffer.

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      Julie 4 years ago

      It's interesting that I found this article when I did. I just got off the phone with my mother, who was in tears. After 14 years, we have to put our dog down today. While animals aren't exactly the 'same' as humans, there was definitely an emotional attachment there . Whether human or animal, all life eventually comes to an end. Even though I no longer live with my parents, who own our dog, my husband and I live roughly 30 minutes away and we try to visit at least once or twice a week. It was a very difficult decision, but we decided to put her down because she has been suffering so much. Thank you for the great, and timely, hub.

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      The Stages Of ME 4 years ago

      God Bless you ~ I get homesick at times as well, and when He calls me home I will smile and go willingly. In the meantime I will do my best to love and honor Him here in this earthly world. I will thank Him each day for the blessings He has bestowed upon me in this life. A beautiful family friends and a love for Him that is constantly hungry for His clarity in my understanding of His most beautiful word. Peace in your future stages :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, that will be a beautiful day when we get to go to our true home, where there will be no more tears, pain and suffering.

      Thank you for this beautiful piece.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper