GBL-4 - The Way Home
Christians often sing the song, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through. My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.” How true it is that in this world in which we live, we are like foreigners in a strange land. This world is not our home, and it is not what our lives are all about. Right now we are “on our way home.” This life is our one chance to find the correct path back to God so that we can enjoy eternity with Him forever. In Philippians 3:20 Paul illustrated the fact that we are strangers in this life, and that our true citizenship is found in Heaven: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul understood that a citizen is one who permanently resides in an area. We are not permanent citizens in this life. Rather, our lives here are temporary and passing. Those lives are but “a breath or a sigh” (Ps. 90:0). They are like a vapor that is here today and gone tomorrow. They are like a flower, which appears as beautiful, but then dies and passes away. As we consider today the topic of “the way home,” I hope to be able to pass on some principles that will help you so that if you are not on your way home, you can learn how to do that. And, if you are already a Christian who is on his or her way home to Heaven, I hope that the principles we discuss here will help you on your journey.