Everyone on this earth is born in a certain place. And usually that place is called HOME which is one of the most beautiful words we cherish. There you have everything you love. You can find your father and mother there who loves you with the most altruistic love. You can find your friends there who greet you as if you are the most important person in the world regardless of your education, occupation, or social status. Everything there is familiar to you: the mountains and trees, the paths and the rocks, the streams and ponds. You remember and cherish even a small rock you used to sit on while you were fishing. That is your home.
That is the place that makes you long to return, that is the place that makes you sad because of the time you wasted, that is the place that makes you happy because of the memories of your old days, your first love, your childhood. This is the place your body can take rest and you can feel yourself perfectly blended in. You can become one with the things around you and you know what they are and they know who you are. That is why most of people think of going back home at the end of their journey on this earth and lay down their body in the familiar place so that you can truly take rest. In Korea, there is saying, “Even a fox at the time of its death puts its head toward the place it was born.” It means “even animals remember their home, and what about human beings?” We must remember our home.
But sadly enough, how many people remember their true home? Do you know where we came from? Do you know where we are going after death? Our body goes back to its home, the earth because it was formed out of the dirt of the earth. It takes rest by returning to the dust of the ground. But is that all? The bible teaches that our soul exists and it also returns to its home, the spiritual hometown. Have you heard of it? Do you remember our spiritual home? If we know and remember, we will make effort to go back to the place, but unfortunately, we don’t remember and we don’t make effort to return to the place.
Hebrews 11:13 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance,admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a cityfor them. (NIV)
Our spirit has its home and now we must remember where we came from so that at least we can have chance to go back. If we don’t remember, we will not have chance to return. Let us find out one by one to know about our spiritual home so that we can have the opportunity to return. That is the place where our Father and Mother dwells along with our brothers and sisters and friends. That is the place where you can find the holy mountain of God and the stream of the water of life where we used to play. Let us try to find the way back to our spiritual home so that we can get there.