My last program attempted to deal with the reality of our home in the bye and bye. No article or series of articles will adequately communicate the wonder of God’s place prepared for His children. Jesus mentioned this in John 14 with His statement, “In my Father’s house are many mansions…”
As mentioned afore, our literature is chock full of allusions to a permanent place to not only call home, but a place that really is home and satisfies at the emotional/spiritual level.
Years ago the deeply spiritual song writer Squire Parsons came to the church I pastored at the time. He was used mightily to move our people, including me, very deeply. His signature song is Sweet Beulah Land. He wrote it and sings it like no other. Here are a few lines from it:
I'm kind of homesick for a country
To which I've never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
For time won't matter anymore.
Beulah Land, I'm longing for you
And some day on thee I'll stand.
There my home shall be eternal.
Beulah Land -- Sweet Beulah Land.
The civil rights people used to say, “Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.”
There’s a day coming when all God’s children in Christ will sing with full hearts, “Home at last, home at last, thank God Almighty, I’m home at last.”
A home, from which, we shall never roam. Or want to.
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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