Day 5: Home
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
We’re going to do something a little different today and invite you to listen to or watch a video of a song by Chris Tomlin. Home is all about how God is preparing a place for us.
HOME (Chris Tomlin)
This world is not what it was meant to be
All this pain, all this suffering
There's a better place waiting for me
Every tear will be wiped away
Every sorrow and sin erased
We'll dance on seas of amazing grace
I'm goin' home
Where the streets are golden
Every chain is broken
Oh I wanna go
Oh I wanna go
Where every fear is gone
I'm in your open arms
Where I belong
Lay down my burdens, I lay down my past
I run to Jesus, no turning back
Thank God Almighty, I'll be free at last
Will finally see
The dead will rise
On the shores of eternity
The trump will sound
The angels will sing
Let’s talk about heaven a bit. What do you think of when you think of heaven?
Do you have friends or family members who have already gone to be with Jesus?How do you honor their memory? Do you ever imagine what it will be like to see them again?
Father, we know that you love us. You have loved us with an everlasting love that we have not earned and do not deserve. Thank you for the gift of your son. And thank you that his sacrifice covers our sins and assures us a life with you for all eternity. Set our hearts on you. May we chase after your kingdom and work tirelessly to be the inbreaking of that kingdom in the world.
The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for people who have lost a loved one. Seek out a friend, family member, or neighbor who you know has experienced a loss. Be light and love to them this holiday season! Find a way to make them feel seen and appreciated.