“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” ~ Titus 2:13
Yearly in America, schools gear up for a special time called homecoming. Hallways are decorated, a king and queen is voted for, and alumni attend the Friday night football games.
Churches typically welcome homecoming with music, special guest preachers, and welcome back members who have moved away and or attend other churches at that time.
Homecoming is a time to reminisce in the good ol’ days and examine the legacy left behind.
But the Church? I mean the church with an upper case “c.” No such thing is necessary. Our homecoming hails at the end of our time on Earth and isn’t a time to remember who is gone, but a welcoming event to home we never knew, but then will know intimately for all of eternity (Philippians 3:20). No-one is coming back, we are all their to stay.
We will not reminisce of the “good ol’ days” but glory in the best of days for all of eternity in the presence of our Savior.
There will be no decorations taking down after a week. Rather treasure which never grows old and never fades away (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Homecoming. Our blessed hope (Titus 2:13). Forevermore.
If I never get a chance to meet you the reader, do not fret, I’ll see you one day at homecoming (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10).