It had been an incredible travel adventure. Our trip was much more than we had imagined or hoped for.
Now, after almost eight weeks on the road, it was time to start the long drive home. As soon as our van was headed west again, I just wanted to get home. And get there as soon as possible. I was anxious to return to the comfort and familiarity of my family and my permanent address.
One day before we were to arrive home, the conflict set in. Although I wanted to be home, maybe I wasn’t quite ready. There was still so much to see and do. I was weary of the travel yet not quite willing to give it up.
This change in attitude was confusing me. How could I reconcile my mind being pulled in two opposite directions?
On the radio came a song that spoke about resting in heaven when our work on earth is done. My conflict made sense when I could relate travel to my life on earth and going home to eternal rest and peace in heaven.
I wonder if I will experience any of this same conflict when that day comes to say goodbye to loved ones and enter my heavenly home. Will I feel ready to leave everything and everyone I know?
With only a few hours to go, I received a message from my son, asking if we would make it home that day. As soon as I read it, the earlier conflict disappeared. All I wanted was to see and hug my family.
I’m sure it will be the same when God’s son, Jesus, calls me home. There will be no hesitation as I hurry into His open arms.
“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” (John 14:3 NLT)
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Well said my Gypsy Travelling Friend…..I am currently involved in a bible study on heaven which is really wonderful. It’s like looking at the travel brochures before you go on vacation to increase the anticipation and excitement of what you may possibly experience when you arrive. It makes what Jesus did for us more real and tangible when we get clouded by earthly burdens and forget his sacrifice. Thank YOU for reminding me of that this Monday morning. I needed it. Blessings….
That sounds like a wonderful study. It’s so easy to get caught up in what today has to offer that we lose focus on the gift Jesus has prepared for us.
Beautiful — going Home, into the arms of Jesus. What a glorious Hope we have.
We certainly do have glorious Hope.
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