Friday, March 2, 2012

An Unquenchable Ache~

I never thought it could be possible to be homesick for somewhere you've never been...Lord please come back for us soon ♥

I read her Facebook status and realize my heart has just found words, that until now, have remained hidden in an unfamiliar ache.

And Only the Moon Looks Down
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For the longest time I have been feeling it:

this longing,

this yearning,

this distant calling,

this unquenchable ache.

Now, as these words poured forth from a high school senior greet my eyes, my heart stirs, and I know.

I am homesick for Heaven.

How can it be that we who have never been
           can be homesick for a place
                      we have not yet called home?

And yet, I am.

Could it be my homesickness is not for a home at all,
but rather for the ONE who is preparing a home for me there?

Could it be what my heart longs for most is not a celestial dwelling place,
but rather to dwell with the ONE who left His heavenly home to come dwell in my earthly abode?

Could it be the ache in the center of my soul is to no longer be

 separated        by        time         and          space,

but rather to finally,

for all eternity,

run into His arms,

feel His embrace,

bow at His feet,

and behold the Lover of my Soul face to face?

This is the ache of my heart.

I am homesick for Heaven.

I never thought it could be possible to be homesick for somewhere you've never been...Lord please come back for us soon ♥

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  1. Oh... wow this makes me homesick for Heaven, too! Thanks for sharing... Beautiful post. Makes me think of the song by Building 429 - "Where I Belong"... All I know is I'm not home yet; this is not where I belong! :)

  2. Hi Stacy - what a great perspective and yes, an ache for the Lord's return. God bless and have a great weekend

  3. Hello-this my first time to read your blog. What a beautiful truth of how our longing is for Him rather than a place. There are times when it is hard and my husband and I in a somewhat serious, but silly manner sing, "Come Jesus, come." -A way to cope, but there is truth in it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. This is such a beautiful post. I am homesick for Jesus, too. A beautiful ache.

  5. I love this -- and I know this heart ache for Home. So beautiful how you lead us in here, with you, wanting to be circled up, in His arms. Thank you.

  6. Amen! Wow...that was beautiful. You captured so perfectly my long for being in heaven with my Savior. Thank you!


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