My children each had a friend spend the night. At about 10:30 pm my daughter's friend became a little teary. She missed her mom. She longed for home.
I had her bring her blanket and come sit with me on the couch. The rest of the house was quiet. She and I talked about a variety of things. For almost an hour we sat, talked, laughed, and kept each other company. She was then ready for bed. I tucked her back in and began to settle down myself.
As I was lying awake for a time (to make sure she was truly settling it) I began to realize that there are times I also long for home. Not my home of this world, but my eternal home.
There are times my routine changes enough to have me a bit concerned. There are moments of the quiet where my mind drifts to home, and I long for it. There are times I dream about the moment I am home.
In those times I find Jesus taking me by His side. During those moments I sit beside Him, snuggle in close and find, regardless of the time, I am kept company by my Lord.
We sit, we talk, we laugh and we even sometimes cry. Regardless of my emotional state, I remember I am not alone in my wait.
It is good for me to be here now! There is a reason I am here. There are moments of fun and pleasure to be had here! For now, this is where I am to be.
But when the "morning" comes, when it is time to go home, these moments of "homesickness" will be gone.... forever! I will be home to stay.
John 14: 1-3 (Amplified)
"DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you.
And when I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also."