‘Home sweet home,’ ‘home is where the heart is,’ and ‘there’s no place like home,’ are just a few expressions that we use to show how much our home means to us.
On this earth we know where our home is but what about our spiritual home? In order to answer this question we have to know where we’re from and where we’re going after we die. Many biblical theologians, philosophers and even scientists have tried to find the answer to the meaning of life but none have come close to finding an exact answer. If we don’t know the meaning of life, we walk the path of life aimlessly being tied down to the uncertainty of life and in the end face death. Our life is like an empty dream, like leaves on the ground which are blown along by the wind. However, there is a crucial relevance to our life. When we look at the book of Ecclesiastes 12:7 it teaches us that, after we die our soul returns to God.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Just like salmon return to their home, migrating up rivers. We return to God and our heavenly home after we die. It shows that before God created the earth, we were in heaven, our spiritual home.
“Where were you Job, when I made the earth?…You were in heaven and have lived so many years!” (Job38:1-21)
God taught Job that before he was born on earth, he had been in heaven. And just like Job, we too, were in heaven, with God before our souls were born on the earth. Our bodies are a temporary ‘tent’ for our souls while we exist on this earth (2 Co 5:1). The human life is about 70 or 80 years, if we have the strength (Psalm 90:10) so the body is not a permanent home for our souls but a temporary housing until we can return to our spiritual home, heaven. When we were in heaven, where there is no death, no crying, no mourning or pain, we committed a grievous sin. All humankind was cast down to this city of refuge, a spiritual prison and we lost our memories of heaven. In the hardships of our sins we live our lives trembling in the fear of all kinds of disasters. Do you long for our glorious and magnificent heavenly home? How can we go back to our spiritual home sweet home?
2000 years ago, Jesus came in the flesh and set for us an example of how we can receive the forgiveness of sins that we committed in heaven and opened the way to our spiritual home sweet home, the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 26:26-28 While they were eating (the Passover), Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out fro many for the forgiveness of sins.
Just like there’s no place like home on this earth, keep the restored New Covenant Passover so you can return to the place, which is like no other place, our heavenly home.
Faith to Ahnsahnghong