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"I just want to go home"

At the end of a long but exciting vacation, a child said to her mom, "I just want to go home." A business traveler who had been away for four weeks straight, with only one day at home in the middle, said to his wife, "I just want to go home." 

We've all been there. Sometimes it is nice to be away, but there is that peaceful longing for the familiarity and comfort of home.

For a Christian, your real home is in heaven, for that is where you have a precious and valuable citizenship (Phil. 3:20). It is there, in the Father's house, where there is a dwelling place prepared for you (John 14:1-3)--"a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Cor. 5:1). In fact, Paul said that a Christian's longing for heaven is just like that traveler's longing to just "go home," for truly "we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord" (2 Cor. 5:8). Think about that expression--"At home"! "With the Lord"! Now, that's home!

Fellow Christian, do you long for the familiarity and comfort of your heavenly home?