The soft, pitiful cries of the homesick boy reached my ears and resonated with my heart. “I miss my fam-i-ly!” he cried over and over again.
The boy had been staying with us for the weekend and even though his parents were due back the next day, it wasn’t enough. He longed for the completeness and security of what was home to him.
Deep within his small frame was a pain that was real and heart wrenching.
“I miss my fam-i-ly,” he cried again. Ouch. My heart hurt for him.
And as I lay in bed later thinking about it, a memory came flashing back of a little curly haired girl, homesick at a Girl Scout sleepover.
We were in a large gym and many of that day’s events had come to an end. My friends and I had laid out our sleeping bags in a neat row.
And, although I was having fun, I remember being washed with a sudden feeling of ...
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Who is God? God is so much bigger than the here and now. He not only has today in His hands, but He also holds our futures. When we start to get "settled" into our routines, sometimes God reminds us that we're not home yet. For the Christian, this can be a joyful reminder. This life is not "it" and no, we're not home yet.
Be blessed today with a fresh understanding of who you are in Jesus Christ!
God, give this reader the courage to dig deep into Your living Word and discover Truth for themselves. Make this seeking heart brave so it can embrace You and experience Your presence.