Recently, I took a trip to another state. To me the trip was somewhat stressful and emotionally draining. I had one focus the majority of the time there: home. I wanted to go home big time.
When it was time to repack our things and head in the direction of home my heart leapt with excitement. My inner man was doing a two-step with joy. I was going where I wanted to be. I was going home.
Spending the hours driving didn’t matter to me. My hips wracked with pain due to the long car ride, but it didn’t faze me. When we arrived at our local beltway, about a half an hour from home and I spied local places and landmarks, though stuck in rush hour traffic, I was happy.
There is a song that says:
“Caught up to meet him
Joy and happiness will be mine.
Caught up to meet him in the air.
Caught up to meet him
Meet in glory tell the story,
caught up to meet him in the air.
someday, some day,
I’m going where jesus is
I’ll be caught up to meet him in the air” (Adoration Medley – Allgospellyrics.com)
One day we are going to experience a joy like no other when we arrive HOME. By now, you know that I am not referencing any earthly dwelling we can find down here. Rather, a place we can only imagine from the writing of the revelator and prophets who have peered through, looking beyond this fleshly realm and have viewed the divine. A place, I think, words will never be able to do it proper justice. A place so glorious in majesty and appearance the only thing we can do is yearn in the spirit for its streets until we arrive there.
This home is where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away,” Revelation 21:4.
No matter what you have to face today! No matter the place you are in right now! No matter the discouragement, heartache and upsets through this present sufferings; one moment in heaven is going to pay for it all. One moment at our real home will cancel it all out. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
There’s no place like this home. To get into all the specifics of what has been revealed in His Word would take more time than I have here at this moment. But, God has something great in store for us. Hold on. One day I hope I will meet you at home.