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The Day God's Kids Come Home

Posted: Tuesday, December 30

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Malachi 1:1-2:17
Revelation 21:1-27
Psalm 149:1-9
Proverbs 31:10-24

 

Verse of the day:

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! (Revelation 21:4)


My parents live in Springfield, Missouri. From our driveway in Greenfield, Google maps estimates a 9 hour drive. With three kids under the age of six, Mandy and I estimate an 11+ hour drive. We’ve learned to pace ourselves and live by a few rules: McDonalds bathrooms are the cleanest, no ketchup in the car, and when a child says, “I need to go pee-pee,” take them seriously. It’s a lot of work, but it’s always worth it. 

 

Think about Revelation 21:4 this way. God is a father who can’t share a home with his children. He created us in his image, but sin has moved us a galaxy away from home. God can send his son to earth, he can hear our prayers, and he can display his authority over the earth. But he can’t live here. 

 

That day is coming. Revelation 21:3-4 tells the story. “He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Let’s look forward to the day when God’s children come home.