Sunday, September 25, 2011


For the soldier's wife this word means her hero will be in her arms again.

For the high school football player this word means one of the most important games of the year.

For a teenage girl this word means the chance to be crowned queen.

Today, at our southern church, this word meant 172 people came to worship together from all over several states. Some of these people have moved out the area and came back to visit. Some were invited by friends to come to our big celebration.
And Homecoming is a BIG celebration in a southern church.
We have been preparing for weeks.
We have cleaned.
We have purchased flowers, 58 mums to be exact.
And food. Oh my was there food prepared. A feast like no one will see this side of heaven.

And then my mind went there. Thinking about this day and wondering.
I love seeing people I haven't seen in a while. I love reuniting with old friends. It is usually a joyous time!
But Heaven. When we get to heaven the Homecoming there will make today pale in comparison.
But that really was not what I was thinking about.

Do we prepare each Sunday to have a joyous celebration because a person who is lost, comes home?
To a person without Jesus, that word means finding hope for the first time.

Every day has the potential to be a Homecoming.

Chasing After Their Hearts,
Glenda Johnson

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