Home away from home
John 17:14 (NKJV) - "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."
In 1992, I left my home in Puerto Rico following the calling of the Lord to come to America. In 1995, South Carolina became my home away from home, and I love this state and the people as well.
But I have another home, and I know that one day I will be there; it is called heaven. Jesus spoke about a place for us. Jesus said in John 14:2 (NKJV) - "In My Father's house are many mansions; if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
When I think about these things, my mind goes to another verse in the Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NKJV), which says, "For we know that if our earthly house, [this] tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." That means that I haven't made it home yet and when that day comes, heaven will be my home away from home.
Now, friends, my question to you is, where is your home?
Obed Ortiz is the pastor of Hope Community Church of God in Barnwell.
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