This Post is dedicated to an amazing acorn in waiting. . .Sean
I used to text with a friend, and we had a girl “friendship” code. . .”I’m so homesick for heaven.” That spoke volumes to both of us without the details girls thrive within for connection. Think back with me, when was the last time you were homesick? Do you remember the pit that sunk like a deep hole all the way to your toes? The helpless feeling of “no remedy” except time and the grace of the Lord? No quick fixes there. . .It is some painful 😦 Ooch! Ooch! Ooch! Nothing about that desperate homesick feeling is pleasant. It works the heart over with pressings in places we did not know existed until the desire to return to our home washes over us, sometimes in waves of nausea. (Don’t give up yet, the goodness of the Lord is coming.)
The redemptive (restoring, growth producing) aspect of it, produces sweet fruit. In the dynamic of homesick for our earthly homes. . .we want the familiar, the security, the warmth of people that care for and embrace us. It develops an appreciation for “what” is so easy to take for granted. It grows a calling to be in relationship with those most important to us. It defines or needs and deepens our roots.
This is not our home. And to be honest (authenticity gives life!) the more homesick you are here, the more heaven struck you are for what each and everyone of us were created for. . .So here is what I just thought, and I believe this was a God-given inspiration. . .I just looked out into my back yard, and I “saw” a gorgeous southern oak of old with moss and the deep sweeping branches planted upside down. . . .
Homesick for home, homesick for heaven turns us upside down and our roots reach up instead of down?
Ponder this “Kingdom Thinking” to challenge our perspective. Part II to come. . .