I am so excited. I picked up my daughter, Rebecca, at the train station the other night. She has been living in the last two years and it seems like her trips home have become less and less frequent. She is busy teaching school and making a life for herself. I guess that is what our children are supposed to do.
The good news is that she is only a phone call away. I talk to her about once a week. If she needs something or if something comes to mind that one of us needs to share with the other, we pick up the phone and make contact. Of course she is in touch with her mother much more frequently. They seem to talk every day. That's okay with me. I enjoy getting news second hand just as much as if I hear it directly from her. I just want to know that she is happy and she is safe.
Next week we get another homecoming as our daughter, Sarah, returns from her semester abroad in . She has been gone since the middle of July and the whole family will be heading to JFK Airport to greet her arrival. Homecomings are always sweet.
I guess that is why I look forward to worship every week. It is a mini homecoming with God and his family. I look forward to seeing everyone and singing the hymns of faith. I enjoy hearing the Word of God read and seeing the smiles and handshakes as people greet each other.
The best part is that God looks forward to it as much as we do. So if you haven't been to church in a while, why not make play to go this week. You will enjoy it and so will God.