I can’t wait…


This past week I have been visiting with my parents in sunny Florida. I always enjoy coming here because of the great restaurants with fresh seafood, the quaint little shops, and only a 20 minute ride to the beach. This trip I only traveled with the youngest “little”, leaving the older two behind with Dad.

The first few days I enjoyed the laid back schedule, quiet surroundings, and added help taking care of said “little”.  We got our hair done, leisurely went grocery shopping (without additional littles throwing items in the cart that I would later have to take out), and stopped at a few touristy shops just to look. I can’t remember the last time I went in a shop just to look. It was pure bliss.

After being away for a few days, I noticed my two from home calling in a bit more often. One to check in and tell me how much I’m on his mind and he misses me, the other to share how her day went at school. The longer I’m away, the more they check in.

I, too, was missing them. I found myself jumping on Facebook to see if my husband was on so we might catch an impromptu conversation. I sent cards to everyone at home so they would get mail reminding them I missed them. I emailed my husband several times with encouragement I figured he would probably need in my absence.

With only a few more days to enjoy the sun, warmth, and my parents, I find my thoughts drifting more and more to my family at home. I’m thinking about them as they go through their day, the challenges my two are facing while at school that I’m not home to hear about, the exciting things my husband is seeing happen at work that I’m not around for him to share with me and I’m ready. Ready to head home.

While I absolutely hate leaving my family here, deep down I can’t wait to be home.

This made me think of my eternal home…how often I find myself enjoying my family here (my real family, my church family) but deep down I have a quiet excitement of my real home —my heaven home.

Philippians 3:20-21 “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.”

I think it’s important to keep a healthy balance of enjoying the blessings and family we have here, but also remembering this is not our true home. Look up; fix your eyes upon our Savior who will transform us into conformity with the body of Christ. All the glory, by His power!

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like pure bliss to me!


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