We work so hard to make Christmas just right….gifts, tree, lights, parties, decorations, delectable goodies, travel home, traditions.
Sometimes, thankfully, we actually have a wonderful time.
And sometimes it leaves us wishing for more. Maybe always?
I think we’re all longing for home. Home. Where everything is absolutely perfect. Where everyone you love is there and happy and healthy. Where the food is delectable and completely satisfying. Where all the gifts are exactly what each person wanted. Where you’re loved and appreciated and celebrated for who you are.
But, no matter how wonderful your celebrations may be, it’s never perfect, is it? And worse, it doesn’t last.
Perhaps that longing was put in our hearts to point us to our real, forever home. Where everything really is perfect. And everything really is satisfying. And you never have to leave or say goodbye or cry or wish for more.
God give us patience to wait for our forever home on the new earth…where heaven and earth really will be one. And may that spur us on to share the good news with others so they also may have a forever home to look forward to!