What a wonderful thing coming home is! Many of us can remember being away from our families when we were in college or serving in the armed forces away from our parents, our spouse, our children, our church—from everything that has meaning to us and gives our life purpose. We longed for our loved ones, our home, and our friends.

And what a thrill coming home was! What a blessing that we were able to come home safe and sound. What a joy to have our loved ones meet us and run to us and for you to be able to hold them in your arms and kiss and hug them in real life—not through skype or a video.

Homecoming is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world. These are our loved ones and we care about them even if we are apart.

But there is another kind of homecoming and that is a homecoming to the church. Many people have attended church on and off through their lives then somehow just stopped going.

Maybe they have lost that feeling of homecoming to the Lord. They have lost contact with their church family and just been drifting. Sometimes people don’t even notice it happening; maybe it started with just missing a Sunday or two. Or maybe just caught up in life or making a living, they have drifted away.

Moving to a new town like Mesquite is a great opportunity to reestablish the old connection. We might try a new church and find that we enjoy both the people and the message. Now is a good time to reunite with your church family. Many times it may not even be the church you grew up with. It could have a different name, some different services and maybe even some new songs.

But folks, as joyful and thrilling as it is to come home here on this earth, that’s NOTHING compared to the thrill believers will experience when they finally come to their REAL home. This week First Baptist Church will be talking about coming home to the place God is preparing for us—the place God is preparing for you and I. That place we usually call heaven.

What a day that will be when we see Jesus, and I look upon His face, The One who saved us by His grace; When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the
Promised Land, What a day, glorious day that will be.

Please join us Sunday mornings at First Baptist Church 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. We are located at 700 Hardy Way, next door to the new Police Station. For more information, transportation or to request prayer call 702-346-7061 and please visit our website at fbcmesquite.com.