Homesick

24 02 2014

Have you ever been homesick? There really isn’t any feeling like it. No matter how interesting or exciting your present location, home pulls at your heart. It is where you are best known and most loved. Home is where your soul breathes and your heart has room to fully sing. When we are away, we yearn for the voices that are most familiar, the hands that fit best in our own, and the laughter that ignites our joy.

When traveling, a letter from home can be a lifeline. Someone who loves you reaches out and pens words that touch your heart and remind you of who you are, where you belong, and what matters most.

As Christians, we are supposed to be a homesick people. This world is not our home. We are not meant to be too comfortable here. Our hearts are tethered to a different world. We ache for a home that is the true dwelling places of our souls. As we yearn for that place, God gives us a lifeline. Augustine of Hippo put it this way, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”

My Jesus Resolution today is to read my letter from home. The Bible helps me see who I truly am and reminds of where I really belong. In the Word, I can hear my Father’s voice, feel His presence, and experience His love. Each sentence in Scripture pulls my heart toward home, reminding me that this world is temporary and what I can see is merely a shadow of what is to come.


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