Homesick for Heaven

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

There are many things in life that are difficult; losing a loved one is by far the most heartbreaking. Almost three years ago, my father in love, Louis, passed away and has been in his eternal home of Heaven. Louis was a builder, among many other things. We like to think that he is in Heaven building our rooms in our Father’s home.

Those of us left behind, miss him. His wife, Violet, grieves daily. She spent 70 years with him. She often says that she can’t wait to be with him and Jesus. Yes, she will miss us here, but she prays for Jesus to bring her home.

I recently heard someone say, “In a way, all Christians are [homesick], because our home is with Jesus. Even though He’s always with us in our lives now, we can’t see Him face-to-face. But one day we will, either when we die or when He returns and makes everything right. Then all those who know Him will be able to live with Him together.”

Such a comforting and encouraging thought.

Prayer: Lord, thank You that You are with us always and we can turn to You in times of sorrow and times of joy. Please comfort us and give us peace today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

For further reading: John 14


Published by Tiffany C. Schwander

Tiffany has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University and has been helping families for over 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their teenage twin sons to be strong in their faith and knowledgeable in the Word to strongly face life’s joys and trials. Tiffany has been Linda Colby’s associate teacher for the past three years in a national women’s ministry leading and guiding women and teens. Tiffany enjoys encouraging, teaching and counseling women and children into a closer relationship with Jesus as they study His Word.

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