Shannon (my wife) and I just got home from a holiday! We had a great time away but when I am gone from our friends, home, and city for more than a week I start missing home. I miss the comforts of home! I feel like when we travel I am a alien among humans! It is a foreign land! But home I know the people and I know how to get around, it's not new to me.
It got me thinking I wish I could have the same homesick feeling for heaven. The earthly homes we all have are not our real homes! When I think about death I think about all the things that I will miss my mind does not go to the things I will gain when I die! Just to be in the presence of Jesus will shatter any earthly experience we will ever have! Powerful truth difficult to live! Paul explains it is so well in 2 Corinthians 5:6-9 "So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord for we walk by faith, not by sight, Yes we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him."
Nothing can harm us if we understand this home is not really our home! Homesick for heaven!