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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Chronicles of Biscuit - Homesick

The Chronicles of Biscuit: Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

Biscuit is at church camp this week.  Our oldest (daughter) is there, too, as a counselor for the young girls.  Biscuit wasn't sure about going to camp, even though he loves camp.  He's always gone, but it's always been with his daddy and I - not as a real camper.  This time is very different.

Several days before camp, Biscuit was kind of moping around.  I asked him what was wrong.  He said, "I think I'm going to miss you when I'm at camp."  I told him I would miss him, too, but that he would be just fine.  He went to bed and the first thing he said the next morning was, "But, I still think I'm going to miss you!".  I'll miss him and am missing him, too!

I got a message from my daughter saying Biscuit fell twice and scratched his tummy and arm.  He thinks camp is awesome, but he is missing home.  I'm not sure if he's missing his daddy and I and his two brothers - or just being at home and getting to play outside.  He likes being home.  He is homesick. He really doesn't like to be gone.  Obviously, camp is going to be great for him and I know it will be a great experience!

I said several posts back that my parent were moving.  Well, it happened.  They did move.  Today is the first day they will wake up and be real Texans....not just visiting Texans.  I'm sure they'll adjust, but for today and many days, they may be feeling homesick.  I'm sure they are, actually.

Being homesick isn't fun.  It's like something really important and really special is missing.  It tugs at your heart.

As Christians, we should all be homesick, but not for an earthly house/home.  We should be homesick for our heavenly home.  We should long for that home - and look forward to that home.  We should WANT to live there soon!  However, sometimes I'm afraid we don't long for that heavenly home.  We get too attached to this earthly life and earthly home.  I know I do!

What could be better than a heavenly home in the presence of God and Jesus???  NOTHING!  That's right - NOTHING!  There is nothing that could ever compare to that.  It will be wonderful!  There will be no pain. No sickness. No sorrow.  No bad things.  No sad things.  Everything will be beautiful!  Everything will be perfect!  On this GRATITUESDAY, I am grateful for God's promise - that those who are His children will live in that home!

Let's be homesick - for Heaven!

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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

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

We make ourselves too comfortable here, don't we?

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