The day had been long, but it was almost over. I stood clearing my desk as the children visited, quietly waiting for the bus calls. Time was dragging.

Then, I noticed a small face peering over the stack of papers on my desk. The six-year-old boy had inched up silently and now stood thoughtfully watching me.

I looked over and gently asked, “What do you need, Jay?”.

He lifted his eyes to me and said, “Teacher, don’t you wanna let’s go home?”

I often think of that afternoon and that little boy who voiced a question that resonates in my heart.

Some days life is hard, and the road is long.

Some days the lessons have tried my soul and my brain.

Some days I look up to Heaven and say, “Jesus, don’t you wanna let’s go home?”

II Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Photo – Cataloochee Valley, NC, Beth Mims


7 comments on “Home”
  1. I love this. As I age, I find myself asking that question often.

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  2. I’m going to reblog this.

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  3. Reblogged this on Grandma's Ramblings and commented:
    Love this thought! I find myself often thnking that.

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  4. It’s good to have something to look forward to. Also good to finish strong! 😊

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  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    You’ve reminded me of an old song, Beth–“It Will Be Worth It All,” that God brings to my mind now and then. Here are the lyrics to the chorus: “It will be worth it all when we see Jesus! Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ. One glimpse of his dear face, all sorrow will erase. So, bravely run the race till we see Christ.” Uplifting truths to be sure!

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    1. gracespeaker says:

      One of my favorite oldies…”When We See Christ”. So appropriate!

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