Welcome Home

Posted December 29th, 2008 by Kent and filed in devotional


by Max Lucado

Homesickness is one of the burdens God doesn’t mind if we carry. God has “set eternity in the hearts of men” (Eccles. 3:11 NIV). Down deep you know you are not home yet.

This is not our forever house. It will serve for the time being. But there is nothing like the moment we enter his door.

Molly can tell you. After a month in our house she ran away. I came home one night to find the place unusually quiet. Molly was gone.

She’d slipped out unnoticed. The search began immediately. Within an hour we knew that she was far, far from home. Now, if you don’t like pets, what I’m about to say is going to sound strange. If you do like pets, you will understand.

You’ll understand why we walked up and down the street, calling her name. You’ll understand why I drove around the neighborhood at 10:30 P.M. You’ll understand why I put up a poster in the convenience store and convened the family for a prayer. (Honestly, I did.) You’ll understand why I sent e-mails to the staff, asking for prayers, and to her breeder, asking for advice. And you’ll understand why we were ready to toss the confetti and party when she showed up.

Here is what happened. The next morning Denalyn was on her way home from taking the girls to school when she saw the trash truck. She asked the workers to keep an eye out for Molly and then hurried home to host a moms’ prayer group. Soon after the ladies arrived, the trash truck pulled into our driveway, a worker opened the door, and out bounded our dog. She had been found.

When Denalyn called to tell me the news, I could barely hear her voice. It was Mardi Gras in the kitchen. The ladies were celebrating the return of Molly.

This story pops with symbolism. The master leaving his house, searching for the lost. Victories in the midst of prayer. Great things coming out of trash. But most of all: the celebration at the coming home. That’s something else you have in common with Molly—a party at your homecoming.

Those you love will shout. Those you know will applaud. But all the noise will cease when the Father cups your chin and says, “Welcome home.” And with scarred hand he’ll wipe every tear from your eye. And you will dwell in the house of your Lord—forever.

One Response to “Welcome Home”

  1. God has sent a miracle to help America remember their christian president Bush. The media did all in their power to destroy him in his 8 years. On the very night of the presidents last address God miraculously saves praying Americans in a plane crash in the face of certain death. Bush spoke of such miracles which reminded him of the many events which occured during his presidency such as 9/11, and the freeing of Iraq. The Bush legacy began in New York and ended in New York as the miracle of the Hudson river occurs on the same day of his final address to the nation. . People might remember that they have forgotten that spirit of truth which filled their hearts on 9/11 as President Bush spoke at ground zero. Perhaps, many will remember that they also forgot how Bush brought our nation together on that historical date. Sice 9/11, millions have become deceived by the democrats and the media blaming the wrong man for what democrats have done to our economy through Freddy and Fanny. The miracle on the Hudson may be a sign that we have just elected an evil man in a good mans place who inspires nothing but failure.

    These recent events also connect Bush to several latterday prophecies which reveal the name of Bush, a man with eagle’s wings who frees Iraq in a real Bible prophecy. There is a symbol in the book of Daniel predicting a Burning Bush of freedom freeing Iraq. President Bush is like the burning Bush, because no amount of fire could wilt his branches nor change his resolve of his faith. No matter how hot the fires of hell became he would not bend nor wilt under the heat. Why? He was sustained by the holy spirit which is a fire which burns without consuming. The fire of the original burning bush. The fires of 9/11 gave Bush a constant fire burning inside of his heart that kept America safe for 7 years.” Isaiah 30:25-28.”Christians need to get this Bible prophecy predicting a modern Bush out to their friends. Witness the eagle saving Iraq as it is recorded in the book of Daniel. Why promote this? Liberals do not want this news to get out to the world. They hope to blacken the Bush presidency to hide the light and exalt Obama as the savior of America. The reason Satan worked so hard to destroy Bush is because he wanted to stop this Bible prophecy from being known!
    He will even tempt you to not believe this news and refuse to check it out. Christians should be screaming these biblical facts as loud as humanly possible. First, Watch the online video which gives the Bible verses which prove this discovery beyond any possible alternative arguement. Many are busy trying to rip this prophecy apart to try and stop it, and they cannot find a way to do it. If you are a christian please act upon this prophetic moment.

    www. eternaltruth.net

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