We have all been asked, “Where are you from?”, “Where did you grow up?” or maybe, “Where is home?” Home is the place where we fit in the best, feel the most comfortable, and enjoy being more than anywhere else; it is the place that is most important to us.
In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul writes of the one place every Christian should long to call home. He writes of a place and a building constructed only by God (v. 1). He writes of a place where we no longer endure the weaknesses of mortal flesh but instead have eternal life (v. 4). He writes of a place where we are no longer “absent” from God, but are “at home with the Lord” (v. 6-8). Until we reach our heavenly home, we “groan,” we are “burdened,” and we long to be there (v. 4-6). Until that day comes, we long to be “clothed” in our heavenly dwelling, in eternal life, and again, to be “at home with the Lord” (v. 8).
When we imagine what heaven will be like, we should imagine a place where we fit in the best, where we feel the most comfortable, where we enjoy being more than anywhere else, the place that is most important to us. Because we may become forgetful or distracted from our eternal goal, perhaps we should more often ask ourselves, “Where’s home?”