Category: Longing for Home

Waiting: An Advent Meditation

There was something more going on than the long wait to be free from Babylon. Israel was waiting for the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah would restore the People of God and God would rule over his people. The promise is the giving of a child.


I will always long for my home, for the people I love, for the land to which I belong, for the friends and relatives that I miss. I will always long for my wife and my children and grandchildren. But, none of these will ever stop that deep, deep longing for my heavenly home. It is because those who are in Christ, and only those in Christ, belong to another kingdom, another land, another city, another home.