Home. Where is home? We often have this insatiable need for contentment. Searching and searching for something we don’t really know, chasing after the wind; we don’t know what we are looking for, so we end up running after the wrong things. Possessions(life will be so much easier if I buy a new house, if I get the new pair of shoes, if I get a new car.), human companionship, acceptance from people (if people like me, life will be so much better; if I fit in, I wont feel so lonely). We can never be satisfied, because as soon as you get the new car, get the bigger house, have 100 like on Instagram, get a new boy/girlfriend someone will have better, someone will always have better than you. [Ecclesiastes 1:2 vapour of vapours and futility of futilities! All is vanity(emptiness, falsity and vainglory).3 what profit does man have left from all his toil at which he toils under the sun?…14 I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. 15 What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted ]
But there is hope, we have a home, a place that is being prepared for us [John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. 2 In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am]. A place without sorrow, without tears. A place of pure contentment; a place that us believers of Jesus Christ are striving for, and that non believers are welcome to once they turn to God, repent and accept Jesus Christ as their saviour and the son of God and follow in ALL His teachings. [John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me]. And as we run the race here on earth, our relationship with our Lord gives us the contentment,peace and strength to finish the race set before us. [Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God]
Home. We yearn for it daily our souls cry out for it. Once you believe, it is open for you. This journey we are on has many trials and tribulations but all that will fall away once we see eternity with our Lord Jesus.The troubles of this time are not worth comparing to the joys and glory that will be revealed to us when Christ comes. [Romans 8: 18 For I consider (from the standpoint of faith) that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! 19 For (even the whole) creation (all nature) waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly (because of some intentional fault on its part), but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay (and gain entrance) into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit (a joyful indication of the blessings to come), even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for (the sign of) our adoption as sons—the redemption and transformation of our body (at the resurrection)].
Let us hold on to our faith and keep our eyes on Jesus, as we walk on HOME . Press on my dear brothers and sisters.