- John 14:2 (ESV)
Homecoming. The word conjures up pictures of family reunions, school reunions, military reunions and other events involving the gathering together of people who once were very close and are now scattered about. They are a time to remember, compare notes on what each attendee has been doing and to have a good time, often with food and music to dance the night away.
But often we fail to think about the grandest reunion of all, a reunion that has not been attended by any of us who are alive today but one we should all seek to make a part of our future. It's the reunion that each of the faithful followers of Our Savior will participate in when they make the trip to heaven. Family, friends and others who met the challenge and departed this life earlier will all be waiting for each of us there. And it will be joyous and beyond the realm of anything we can imagine. It will be divine and the successful travelers will inherit a new body, a body free of pain and suffering with physical limitations gone.
So what do we have to do to attend this grand reunion? Well, the steps to be followed are quite simple, it's the execution that is difficult. It's difficult because it's much easier for us to put ourselves and our selfish wishes first, but that won't get us to the reunion. No, the path to the grand reunion is by believing in Our Lord and Savior through faith, for when we do, we see the world differently and will want to carry out His wishes first and foremost. And that's it. Believe in Him through faith and get the ticket to the grandest reunion of them all.
But remember, taking that step must be done while we are still alive on earth. It's not something to put off, but it is something that is worth taking the steps he asks, for the reunion I'm talking about will last for eternity. Let there be joy forever.