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Monday, October 26, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Gratituesday:   After being gone from Monday through Saturday night last week, I am grateful to be home. 
Yesterday was busy all day with Bible classes, worship services, fellowship meal, an afternoon worship service, a nap, evening worship, and teen devotional, so I didn't have much time to think about the fact that I was home.  However, today, I thought about it a lot! 

As I made the kids' breakfast and lunches this morning, I thought:  Home Sweet Home!  As I did loads of laundry and cooked supper, I thought:  Home Sweet Home!  As I picked up the kids from school and worked with them on homework, I thought:  Home Sweet Home!

Sometimes I have to admit that the monotony of the every day chores get a little bit tiresome.  It is always nice to have a little break from those daily routines.  However, this last week was a long time for me to be away (my daughter was on the trip, too) from the rest of my family and I was soooooooo glad to get home.  One of the male sponsors made the following observation on the morning we left to drive back home:  "As excited as I was to go on this trip and see all of the things we were going to see, I don't think anything can compare to how excited I am to get back home."  I said, "I think you got that exactly right!"  In fact, I think all 15 of us felt that very same way.

Why is "HOME" so sweet?  Because it's where the family is.  It's where we belong and where we feel loved.  Home is a place we can relax together and work together and play together.  It's a place where we can share feelings, hopes and dreams. It's a place that flourishes when God is number one and everyone is striving to follow in Jesus' footsteps.

Of course, I realize that many don't have those same feelings about "Home".  For them it isn't sweet or happy or safe.  My heart aches for those who do not have a "Home Sweet Home". 

We may not all have a "Home Sweet Home" here on earth, but we all can have a home that is sweet in eternity - and that home is heaven.  God has provided a place that will bring rest for the weary and relief for those in pain.  He has provided a place for His children to live with Him that will last for all eternity.
 
"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." Philippians 3:20-21

I want to be in that home, don't you? Heaven will be the best "Home Sweet Home" we could ever dream of!

What are you grateful for today? Gratituesday is hosted by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers.

2 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yep!

Helene said...

I love your posts! Home in OK sounds so much better than here in fast-paced Chicago. I think I need a vacation :-)
Keep posting-this is better than church :-)

 
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