Monday, 16 March 2009

Welcomed home

Have you ever been been gone from home for a really long time? Maybe one of your parents has been gone for awhile and you've had to have that wait at the airport where the clock goes by really slowly. Can you remember the feeling as they come round the corner and the excitement just bubbles over and you run into their arms?

I was thinking about what it will be like when we're reunited with Jesus and running into his arms. It was all sparked off by listening to the song "How long" by Al Gordon. The lines "Jesus you will wipe these tears away when the morning comes" and "Jesus we will hear the victory roar when this race is run" just made me stand back and think how amazing it'll be. All pain and suffering just wiped away as he welcomes us home and into his arms. There's still the race to run but to hear the words "Well done good and faithful servant" and know that "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7) will make everything worthwhile. The victory roar when all the saved join in the celebration that death is finally finished and we're finally with our saviour, man how amazing will that be.

In a not completely unrelated diversion, as i was looking for photos i came across the Team Hoyt. Now this is one of those rare moments where i'm moved to man tears. If you have a few minutes just watch these 2 videos (you'll be glad you did!) and think of how we have such a loving Father whos love knows no boundaries to give us life.

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