The saying there’s no place like home is as a comfort for us 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 that once He accomplished His Fathers will to do here on earth then would be one day homeward bound to return to heaven again from which He came. (John 6:38-40) “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 ever could have had while we lived. Therefore we by faith live our lives knowing that God has prepared for us a city as the following passage tells of those who have gone before us! (Hebrews 11:13-16). 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.
If we are blessed to live long enough it is for certain we can see by the people around us just who is living for this temporal world and are gathering more than enough, or those who are living a life with the promise of being homeward bound for a destination not of this life! It is the cry of the christian heart to one day live in eternity with our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ! “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).