Tuesday

Homesick

heaven, Aliens and strangers, Philippians 3:20
After nine weeks in Europe, I'm homesick. 

Don't get me wrong: I love Budapest ... it's a beautiful city and we have some beautiful friends here. 

I'm probably more comfortable than most people being away from home since I've lived in more than 40 homes in the U.S. and Europe. But I still get homesick. 

And sometimes I get homesick for heaven too. I'm longing for a home where there's no sin, suffering, and confusion, a home with my true family and my Perfect Father. 

Do you ever feel heavenly homesickness? 

If so, 1 Peter 2:11-12 tells us what to do: "As aliens and strangers in the world...abstain from sinful desires ... Live such good lives among the pagans that ... they may see your good deeds and glorify God." 

As we travel through this earth, Let's live lives that make others homesick too.
When we return to the States a week from today, we'll leave behind many fond memories of this 2013 Budapest trip.

6 comments:

  1. Yes and yes! There are days I am so homesick for heaven, a place where no sorrow ever comes. In the words of an old song, Won't it be wonderful there?

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  2. Many many times dear Gail, I have felt like I can't wait for the day that I will be in front of My Father. I will kiss his feet, and will praise His name. Although it seems as I enjoy life a lot, this world is so far from what satisfies my soul.

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  3. Agreeing with you Gail and the others. So looking forward to my Heavenly Home and meeting up with those gone before me. Oh blessed day that will be!

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  4. Ah, yes, Gail, there are days when I get homesick for Heaven. Praying your remaining time in Budapest is a blessing that you will long remember.

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  5. I'm feeling homesick!! But it is good to keep my focus on God as I travel through this place. He helps me feel "at home" no matter where I am.

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