An old song we sang many years ago has been going through my mind the last few days, and I think the words are so appropriate when I consider my feelings right now. When I’ve prayed my last prayer, I’ve sung my last song. When the death angel whispers, “It’s time to come home.” Then I’ll say goodbye to friends I have met on the way. But I’ll meet them once more on that homecoming day. Chorus: I’ve got a longing I’m home sick to go. To a place without heartache, no sorrow nor woe. There’s nothing but trouble in this world below. I’m so homesick for heaven; I’ve got a longing to go.

I’m tired and weary, and it expresses my feelings perfectly. Why? Because I long to see Jesus, my Daddy and Mother, my sister, my brother and all my other loved ones who are waiting. Oh! What a joyful party it will be when we sit down together! And I don’t think it will be long now.

But what about you, my dear Readers? My children and grandchildren? My friends and even my enemies? Will you meet me there? I want you to be with me in that wonderful home, and you will if you have made Jesus your Savior. But if you have not, then why? What are your excuses? Some will say it doesn’t matter, or a loving God won’t send anyone to hell. Others will say they simply don’t want to think about it right now. It will all work out in the end. Whatever your excuses, let me give you something to consider. What if you are wrong? If I am wrong I have nothing to lose. But if you are wrong, then we will never see each other again. FOREVER. Are you willing to take that risk? If not, then you’d better make sure, because I don’t want any one to miss it.

Read on if you want to know the way: All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6 NKJV) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16 NKJV)

Are you with me?

— Rebecca Somoskey