Today, will be the last time I will ever be in the home I grew up in. Dad passed away earlier this year, and on Monday the house will be transferred to its new owner. I will walk around remembering life within those walls. I will stare at my old bedroom. Life is about seasons, so though there are good feelings tied to that address, I don’t regret where I live now.
One of these days will be my last one on earth. I will be ready to leave it, and go to my new home in heaven, where I am confident I will spend eternity, because I accepted Jesus into my life and do my best to live for him. I will be like the Apostle Paul. “[Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord.” (2Co 5:8 AMP)
Your current address doesn’t matter, but your future one does. So I have to ask you; Where will you spend eternity? Will you be at home with the Lord, or in a totally dark pit falling forever, because hell is bottomless? Some ask, “How can a loving God send people to hell?” He doesn’t send people to hell, they send themselves. It’s your choice.
Paul gave the greatest bottom line:
“Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose.” (Phi 1:21 MSG)
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3 thoughts on “Home”
I am lifting you in prayer for peace and serenity as you say goodbye to your family home. I didn’t realize your father had died earlier this year. God has you in the palm of his hands every moment of every day as you well know. What an interesting journey you are one .
That was awesome, Mark. Well written and well said.
That is such a weird feeling the last time feeling bitter-sweet. Praying for you in transition.