Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There's No Place Like Home

We all remember that line.  

Dorothy traveled through Oz with her companions the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion.  Scarecrow was looking for a brain, the Tinman a heart and the Lion "the nerve."  

All Dorothy wanted was to go home to Kansas.

Yesterday morning at 3:00am our time, 9:00am Paris time, our daughter Marie, wrote me that she was boarding a flight in Paris for Montreal. She then boarded a plane from Montreal to Atlanta and from Atlanta to Mobile.  She arrived in Mobile late last night.

She has been in Paris for twelve days, seen beautiful sights, eaten incredible food, visited historical sites and marveled at ages-old architecture.   And yet, her one wish was to be home.

As beautiful as Paris had been, she wanted to be home.  I know she was relieved when her plane landed in Montreal and her transatlantic flying was over for a while. 

Even more she was glad when she landed in Atlanta. . .back in the USA.  But her real joy came when she landed in Mobile, then when she arrived back at the house.  Back home.  HOME.  

"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 11:16.)

Imagine our joy when finally we make that final journey with our Lord to our eternal home. Like Marie, the beauties of this life will have begun to dim and fade and we will have been longing for our rest. . .our home.

Our daughter has been longing to be in Mobile because for her it is a "better city," because it is home.
Let us look to and long for our "better city" which awaits all who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Then, like Dorothy, we can exclaim, "There's no place like home."

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