I feel very fortunate to come from a strong, loving home. For me, thinking of someday being home with God evokes powerfully good feelings. Even so, I’m just like every other person in that I don’t always keep my eyes on the goal and I do tend to wander off in distraction. And sometimes I simply go willfully off on my own way.
And yet, I do have a home. Thankfully, I also have a Savior who welcomes me. It’s a feeling I have always had trouble putting into words, and when I first heard the song, “Roll Away Your Stone” by Mumford & Sons, I had an incredible “Aha!” moment. They capture so perfectly that feeling of finding the way home as God has called us.
I wouldn’t go so far as to call their song perfect theology, but the stanza that goes:
It seems that all my bridges have been burnt
But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works.
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
But the welcome I receive with the restart.
just spoke to me. I could feel the joy in the singer’s voice and in that moment, I could imagine the joy of truly being adopted into God’s family. Indeed I have a joyful home.