Last year we moved and my phone didn’t get the memo that it had a new address. Somewhere in the settings of my phone, our old address was still programmed as “Home.”
Now anytime I turn my phone on, my google maps tells me it will take 2 1/2 hours to get home. I could have changed the setting and entered my new address, however I didn’t. I actually liked the reminder that I am not “Home.” Isn’t that what the Bible tells us? This world isn’t our home. It is a great reminder on those days when evil seems to win or when we can’t make sense of things. I have always loved the quote by C. S. Lewis, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” It is the same thought expressed in 1 Corthinians 13:12 which says, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
Just like my phone is constantly reminding me we aren’t home, the scriptures remind me of the same thing. My true home is a place where I know I am safe, I am loved, and my soul can find rest. I am not home yet, but one day I will be.