“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis
The quote above, in a nutshell, is my testimony. There is an ache in the human heart for Eden. Really it is an ache for Him. It’s an ache for perfect beauty, perfect peace, and perfect communion.
It’s an ache for home.
My heart was restless and searching before I finally found my way home. But once I did, instantly, I knew I found what my heart had been searching for all along. There has never been one single second of one single day that I’ve regretted making the journey home. I only wish I found the road sooner. He IS the way-the only way-home.
Today I’m thinking a lot about home. I’m especially thinking about how much it cost Him to make the way back home.
I’m thinking about how much His heart continues to ache for those who’ve yet to travel that road. He waits with enduring patience, profound kindness, and unfailing love. He waits with limitless hope and great expectancy.
He waits with arms wide open and with His heart vulnerable and exposed.
He waits for us to come home.
I’ll be honest, I’m not always a big fan of the way we celebrate Easter-I KNOW He is alive and celebrate that fact every moment of every day-but Good Friday is kinda sacred for me. I believe Jesus wants us to live in the victory He won, but sometimes we need to step back and remember what our freedom cost. The way home cost Him everything. But it was a price He freely paid because He never wanted a home that didn’t include us.
“You are where we all have come from
You are where we long to go
We have journeyed far from Eden but we’re coming home
Let our eyes be filled with wonder
Let our lives be filled with song
Let the way of Jesus lead us back where we belong
You are home—home to me”
Jesus, it’s always been You. It will always be You. You alone are home to me.
Thank You for making the way ❤️
PS—the lyrics quoted are from the song “Home to Me” by Jason Upton. If you haven’t heard it, you should check it out. It’s one of those songs that hit me at my core the first time I heard it. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it all day. Link is below.