Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Road Home

Just today I told someone that traveling is definitely not one of my favorite things to do! Even so, there have been times when I have traveled long distances to visit friends and loved ones. Sometimes the trip on the way home seemed like it would never end! When we would finally get off the four-lane Interstate about six miles from our house I would begin to breathe a sigh of relief. Then when we got to the dirt road I would feel even better. But when we turned into our beautiful narrow driveway, I knew I was almost home!

I love our driveway. Especially in the summer time. It is very long and winding and green. The trees have grown together overhead and make a canopy of shade most all the way from one end to the other. Right now there are four or five different kinds of wild flowers blooming along the edge of the drive. I love taking an early morning walk there. To me it just shouts Home Sweet Home!

But I am on a spiritual journey of a much larger scale than any earthly trips I have ever taken. When I accepted Christ as my Saviour going on thirty years ago I started on a journey that will end at my heavenly home. Sometimes I am busy, busy, busy doing the Lord's work. It's then I feel like I am zooming down the Interstate. Sometimes I am in a Spirit filled church service. It's then I feel like I'm on the smaller dirt roads and can take it easier. But it's when I'm alone with the Lord reading His Word or talking to Him in prayer that I feel as I do when I'm on my driveway.....I know I'm not far from Home!

Sooner than we all realize we will truly be at home in heaven if we have trusted in Christ's payment for our sin debt. I hope to see you There!

"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
2 Corinthians 5: 1

May God bless you with traveling mercies!



De'on Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful and what a blessing you are to me today--and I appreciate that more than you can know today.

I'll see you there, sweet Marilyn. How awesome it will be. It gives us such hope and relief to know that evil of this world is conquered and the manifestation of that will be what we live with instead of the headlines that crush our spirits.

I've just read about the crimes against children in Mineola, TX, and have heard about a Marine who suffers b/c his best friend gave his life to save him.

And too, our precious Ryder and his family is never far from my mind.

Thank you for your comforting blog and the absolutely gorgeous pictures!

I must get ready for my day at Heart's Desire. That can be a sad place too, but I know a broken heart is nothing compared to a heart that has no feeling.

God bless you!

Leah said...

Looks like we are thinking the same thing these days!! Hope you are well. Take care. Leah

Joyful said...

Leah is right - you both were on the same wavelength today!

The picture is beautiful. I love your lane-way - so picturesque and quiet.

We are not home yet, but on the journey to our eternal destination. Thanks for the reminder!

Following Him,