For those who have
renounced the world and are living here as guests and strangers, anticipate
the day assigned to each of us for our homecoming. This day will
snatch us up, set us free from the snares of the world, and return us to
Paradise and the kingdom.
Who, in foreign lands, wouldn't
hurry to return to their own country? Who, when rushing to return to
his friends, wouldn't eagerly want the winds at his back so that he could
embrace those dear to him sooner?
We consider paradise as our
country. We already consider the patriarchs as our parents. Why
don't we hurry and run, so that we can see our country and greet our
A great number of our dear ones are
waiting for us there. A dense crowd of parents, brothers and children
are longing for us, already assured of their own safety and eager for our
Beloved, let us hurry to these
people eagerly. Let us long to be with them and to come to Christ
quickly. May God see our eager desire. May the Lord Jesus Christ look
at the purpose of our mind and faith. He will give the larger reward
of His glory to those with a greater desire for Him.