It’s never easy leaving home no matter how many times we do this. To leave those we know and cherish, dear friends and family and a loving church family.
Grateful for the time spent back home: for the old friends met and new ones made, for family and my local church, time spent eating together, laughing, preaching and meditating.
They say home is where the heart is but a Christian would need two of these. For where we have the fellowship of believers then we are at home. So my heart is left behind and yet beyond another home awaits.
In the words of Mark 10:
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
Praise be to our God who gives us a home with dear brothers and sisters wherever we go as citizens of heaven enroute our real eternal home with him.