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VACATION OR HOME, WHERE ARE YOU GOING

Have you ever uttered the words, “I need a vacation?” I know that I have, and after last year, that is more true than ever. 2020 was the year without a vacation for me, and I know it was for many of you. Vacations are the best! They allow you to see and do things that you’ve never experienced, and most of the time, you think, “I wish that I could stay here forever.”

Every time Joe and I went to North Myrtle Beach on vacation, we would ride along the beach and look at the houses that were for sale. We loved waking up and hearing the waves crashing on the beach. Taking walks along the beach was so enjoyable, and the warmer weather was very inviting.

We would stop and pick up booklets that contained homes and condos for sale and dreamed of one day having a place there. Usually, by the time our vacation was winding down, we started to think about going back home. Even though the beach was inviting, warm, different, and somewhere that we thought we wanted to stay forever, it was not home.

Home is where we really wanted to be, but our time at the beach was great. Home is where I felt loved. It was where my family was and where I was comfortable. Home is where my heart was, and it was where I wanted to go, even though I didn’t realize it while I was at the beach.

Hebrews 13:14

14 For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.

Home, our earthly home, is our vacation. We love it here! This seems like the best place ever, and the thought of leaving it is scary and worrisome to most of us. BUT, it is not our HOME!

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

Our home, the one that we can’t remember or have never seen, is with the Lord in Heaven. As the song says, “we are just passing through” here on earth. Earth is not our home, but since we don’t remember Heaven, that leaves us with lots of questions.

Will we become Angels? Will I still be able to see my family that is on Earth? Since members of my family have already passed away, will I recognize them in Heaven? Will there be animals or pets in Heaven? Is Heaven real? In John, Jesus tells us what to expect when we finally arrive in Heaven.

John 14:2

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?

We all have many questions about Heaven, and that is natural. But, rest assure, Heaven is REAL, and it will be GLORIOUS! That is where we will find love as we’ve never known. Tears and sorrows will all be gone, and peace will be our companion instead. All the earthly comforts will feel inadequate to our Heavenly home, and we will wonder why we wanted to stay there so badly.

One last question, how will Heaven compare to Earth?

Revelation 21:19-21

19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

Because of Jesus’s death and Resurrection, everyone has a chance to spend eternity in Heaven. We all need to repent of our sins and receive His forgiveness and eternal life.

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Diane S. wrote:

    Thank you! Great point,…I need to remember this!

    Posted 5.23.21 Reply
  2. Jennifer wrote:

    Thank you for sharing. I have commented on your posts several times, but this is my first to do so on Sunday. Very well written.
    Enjoy the upcoming trip to see your family. I am a Tennessee girl myself!

    Posted 5.17.21 Reply
  3. Melanie wrote:

    So true. We’re on a journey.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yes, and I know where I want the final destination to be.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  4. Janet wrote:

    I am not one to comment on blogs, but I wanted to let you know how much I love your messages every week. You have a wonderful way of explaining verses with your real life examples. The song right after your message today was also so impactful, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. P.S. as a side note, it is so fun to see your posts each day. It is a fun little highlight of my morning. I like to see different ways on how to put outfits together and by the way those sandals from the other day are on my way!

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Janet, thanks so much for your comment. I probably use my everyday life because I don’t have the training, so I apply it to what I know. I am only sharing my struggles with everyone so that they might help others.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  5. edebock wrote:

    Amen! While there are many amazing places to explore on this earth, I think that God has placed within our hearts a yearning for our forever home in heaven.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yes, I yearn to be with my Father one day in Heaven!

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  6. Laurie G. wrote:

    AMEN Tania. Very well said.
    God bless.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Laurie. I am glad that you liked the post.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  7. Lois wrote:

    Very meaningful, thank you! My husband and I love Myrtle beach also!

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is a great place, but I don’t want it to be my eternal home.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  8. Kathryn wrote:

    Love your inspirational Sunday messages! We just returned from a trip and you’re right as much fun as vacations are it’s always good to be home. I can only imagine what it will be like when I arrive at my eternal home!

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Exactly! We just think that this home is great because we haven’t experienced the Lord’s home yet.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  9. Susan wrote:

    Thank you for posting this thought. Very meaningful.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yay! I am glad that you enjoyed it.

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  10. Cheryll wrote:

    Hallelujah, Amen!

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you liked the post!

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
  11. Fiona wrote:

    Lovely message.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Fiona!

      Posted 5.16.21 Reply
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