Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Going Home"

Dear All,
All is well. I am sorry that I didn't get a notification out to you that there would not be a devotional for a day or two. As most of you know we have been waiting for the doctors to call and schedule my husband for a procedure he has needed. We finally had the procedure done Monday. All went well and my husband is doing good. We had to stay one day longer than expected. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Thank you for your emails of concern checking on me.
Love and blessings,
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." John 14:3
My husband recently was admitted to the hospital for a procedure he needed to have done. We were told to plan to spend the night. The day after the procedure we were greatly anticipating the doctor making his rounds and telling us we could go home. This did not happen. We had to stay another day. Disappointment came upon us, we were ready to go home. The following day came. We eagerly awaited seeing the doctor again to release us. He did. So we waited for the discharge papers, and waited and waited. They finally came. As we sat there for two days eagerly waiting and desiring to go home, the thought crossed my mind about our ultimate home going. 
One day we will leave this earth- either by the avenue of death or the catching up in the air. Those of us who have made peace with God through Jesus Christ will go home to heaven. I have to wonder how eager we are for that day. Do we look for it with great anticipation? Are we excited about it and can hardly wait? Once the procedure was over and our time of observation was up, we were ready to go, we wanted to go home so badly. Do we even have any thoughts about it?
We are all going to leave this earth one day-- no one is a permanent resident. When that time comes, we won't just cease to exist. We will go to our eternal destination- either a home in heaven, or the torment of hell. When we were released from the hospital, we knew we had a home to go to. Do you know that you have a home awaiting you in heaven when you leave this earth? If not, you need to make that the priority of your life. Receive Jesus as your Savior and follow Him the rest of your life as your Lord.
If you have made that preparation, do you ever think about it? Are you so earth bound that you don't want to leave and you never think about "going home"? I am not talking about having a "death wish". I want to stay here as long as the Lord had planned for me to be here, but I am looking forward to the day when I can go home. Are you?
Have a great day. Do your thoughts ever go toward going home to heaven one day, or are you so earth bound that you don't give it a thought?
For further reading:
2 Corinthians 5:6-8
John 14:1-3
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