Wouldn't it be great if we could be like Dorothy from the movie "Wizard of Oz," and click our heels together and be instantly home?
When something bothers me at work, click. click. I'm home.
When stuck in traffic, click,click.
When I'm in line at Wal-Mart behind a person with a bazillion coupons who also wants to comparison shop with 5 sale papers from other retailers, and on the next aisle over is a family that has a screaming crying kid who. Will. Not. Stop. Crying... Click, click.
Well, you get the idea.
In a way we can instantly transport ourselves home, because home is just a thought away. I can visualize my home and see myself there anytime I want. No, it doesn't get me out of the situation, but it does calm me down.
Sometimes, after hearing news like the bombings at the Boston Marathon, or the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, I desperately want to go Home. I want to be able to click my heels and instantly arrive at my heavenly home where there is no more death, dying or even crying.
I may not be able to click my heels and go Home, but I can fix my thoughts on Home.
Colossians 3:1-2 New Living Translation:Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Instead of dwelling on the horrible things happening in this world, think about the grace God has extended. Think about His love. Think about His promises.
When asked "what is this world coming to?" be ready with an answer. It's coming to the most exciting time ever, the end of the Age. The time when Christ comes to take His people Home. Don't you want to be ready to go?
They say Home is where the heart is. I think Home is where your thoughts dwell. Think about the things of heaven. Think about Home.
Question for you: Should the time for you to go Home be today, are you ready? Do you need to know the Way home? Leave a message in the comments - I'll be glad to show you the Way.
I'm linking this post with the #TellHisStory community of writers at Jennifer Dukes Lee's blog. Because His story is that He has made a way Home for you.