Devotions from Judy’s heart
On Tuesday evening as we rounded the bend in the road  after being gone over 2 weeks, home looked so good!  We traveled over 1000 miles one day through several busy cities and more miles the next day, so the sight of quiet home was like heaven. I thought of how life is really like a journey, and from our birth to our last day, we are preparing for our “True Home” in glory forever with the Lord.  P.D. James writes ” I  go to old age with the conpanionship of loving friends even though we all know that we can’t expect to travel the whole way together.” It’s wonderful to have sweet fellowship along the way, but the end of the journey is ours alone.  Each of us has a homing instinct but we need to live each day deeply, with a sense of joy and purpose until that final day. In Psalm 104 it says: I will sing to the Lord all my life;  I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”  When our time comes, God welcomes us home where we belong and for which we were created. No more in the far country of noise and hurry and push and shove. Richard Foster writes of how God welcomes us home to peace, serenity and joy “We need not be afraid. God’s arms are stretched out wide to take us in. God’s heart is large enough to recieve us.”