Going Home

“We are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior” (Philippians 3:20).

“We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace” (1 Chronicles 29:15).

“We long for something that this earth can never deliver on. That’s why we will always be a bit ‘out of tune’ with this world and all it celebrates–because we, as followers of Jesus, know there is something more. Much more”–Greg Laurie.

“You have formed us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in You”–Augustine.

“Heaven ought to draw and engage us. Heaven ought to so fill our hearts and hands, our conversations, our character, and our features, that all would see that we are foreigners, strangers to this world. The very atmosphere of this world should be chilling to us and noxious, its suns eclipsed and its companionship dull and insipid. Heaven is our native land and home to us. And death to us is not the dying hour, but the birth hour!”–E.M. Bounds.

“Don’t let your hearts be trouble. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:1-3).

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6 Comments


  1. Jim Moreau
    Jun 26, 2015

    Never knew you were a Dirty Money / Skylar Harris fan!


  2. Jim Moreau
    Jun 26, 2015

    Wait …that’s ” I’m Coming Home”. Still a great tune about forgiveness and reconciliation with your purpose in life and what is important. Had a long night.


    • Waylon
      Jun 27, 2015

      Aah. . . the second comment explains the first 🙂


  3. Bonnie ferguson
    Jun 28, 2015

    Dr. Bailey, Going home has a very special and comforting message for me at this time , during the difficult time I have trying to move on after the loss in our lives and family. Thank you for your prayers.
    Bonnie and family


    • Waylon
      Jun 30, 2015

      Isn’t it amazing how God gives us exactly what we need at the appropriate time? I am thankful for you and for your family, and I continue to pray for God’s blessings.


  4. Mary Core Abell
    Jul 01, 2015

    Dear Dr, Bailey, I have long admired you and have always gained valuable insight
    and wisdom from your messages when I have been privileged to visit your church.

    I appreciate your last two messages on the recent dreadful SCOTUS decision re.
    same sex marriage, and am so looking forward to reading any and all of your blogs.
    Thank you for adding me to your list of e-mail subcribers.

    In Father’s firm grip, Mary

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