I’ve Never Been More Homesick Than Now

I just found this note on Facebook. Apparently, I wrote it 2 years ago. I am so impressed with the wisdom that I displayed, as I was contemplating death. Here it is:

“All day today, all day yesterday, and all day Sunday, I have been confronted with death. Not my own, but people close to me, and people who are close to people who are close to me. On Sunday, I got the chance to hear Stephen Curtis Chapman, a Christian musician, speaking about the death of his 5 year old daughter, who was run over in their driveway by their son. He was saying that on the way to the hospital, he was BEGGING God to heal her. And he said that in the end, God did heal her, just not the way that he wanted her to to be healed. And he said that he had to remember that God is the God of all comfort.

In the end, God conquered death through His son Jesus Christ.

This is a link to listen to one of the greatest songs ever, called Homesick.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3k1rJOQPdY

The lyrics are below:

You’re in a better place, I’ve heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I’ve rejoiced for you
But the reason why I’m broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you?

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don’t understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I’ll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I’m still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow

I’ve never been more homesick than now

Therefore we do not lose hope. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what it unseen is eternal.”

Wow. Because of the sacrifice of Christ, sin has lost its power, and death has lost its sting.

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