Susan Rodgers

Friday, November 02, 2007

Welcome Home

This pic is of the kids the day before we headed back to the USA. Can you see their excitement?

On October 22, we boarded a plane in Johannesburg, and 20 hours later our feet touched American soil. Everything on the flight went really well, thank You, Lord! The kids were great.

When we were approved to pass through immigration, the man behind the desk said, "Welcome Home." I glanced at Ben as we were walking on, and his eyes were teary--just like mine. It is curious how much emotion those simple words evoke.

It makes me think about what it will be like when we cross the border into heaven, our true home. Will an angel stand there and say, "Welcome Home"? Will we be overwhelmed with emotion at that moment, too?

I couldn't hold back the tears at all when I finally saw my brother Danny two days later and was able to hug him. How much more emotion will we feel when we get to hug Jesus?

Really, anyplace on earth is temporary. Paul said that (Hebrews 11). We're just temporary residents on earth until we reach a better land--a heavenly one. And until that wonderful day, we'll continue to tell as many people as we can that they, too, can ask Jesus into their hearts and join us in this journey.

Are you on this road to heaven? If not, the Lord Jesus is right now knocking on the door to your heart, beckoning you to receive Him and accept His forgiveness. He's so wonderful; you won't regret it!


  • ah...welcome home, dotter!


    By Anonymous, at 10:19 AM  

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