I would like to dedicate this post to A.W. Loescher a dear person I have met who loves the lord so much and it makes this life easier knowing people like him as we travel through this temporary place. God Bless You Albert for all the wisdom you have gained through the years of the Lord you serve.
The saying there’s no place like home is so understood as a comfort to return back to a place we feel safe and loved! At times this very thought may well of been within our Saviours mind as well knowing after all he needed to accomplish here on earth as he plainly lets us know he came to us from heaven and would be one day homeward bound to return there. “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day”.
To those who live a Christian life here know that when we leave this earth a place awaits us far better than anything we have had while we lived. Therefore we by faith live our lives knowing that God has prepared us a city. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city”.(Hebrews 11:13-16).
If we are blessed to live long enough it is for certain we learn by the examples of the people around us just who is living for this temporal world and gather more than enough, Or who is living as being homeward bound for a destination not of this life! “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I choose I wot not. For I am in a straight betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you”.(Philippians 1:21-24).