Midweek Morsel: Safe Home


When loved ones are traveling, it’s always a relief when we know they’ve arrived safely home, isn’t it? We can’t rest until we know they’ve reached their destination and that they are indeed safe. Then peace settles around us like the comfort of a warm blanket.

For those of us who have accepted Christ as our Savior, it’s also a blessing to know that our loved ones who have passed are now safely home in heaven.

As my dad was coming to terms with the unexpected loss of my mom a little over a year ago, he told me that he’d always thought it would be best for him to go first—that she would do better alone than he would. But after he experienced her loss and what life was like without her, he said he was glad she went first. He was glad she didn’t have to go through what he was going through. “She’s safe home,” he said. And even in his grief, he found peace in that knowledge.

Whether we’re dealing with the loss of a loved one or thinking about our own mortality, we can find peace in the hope and comfort of heaven. And just think—one day we’ll all be safe home together.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or pain . . .” Revelation 21:4a

*Who are you longing to one day see again in heaven?

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  1. Your words are perfection. Jimmy and I have spoken the same words repeatedly since Dani’s death. Christ offers immense hope and comfort and we praise Him every day for it. In our pain we rejoice in knowing our baby girl is safe at home with God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I am so glad your mama is up there too!

    • Thank you so much, Nancy. Where would we be without knowing the loved ones we’ve lost are safe at home with God? So thankful for the comfort God gives us in that knowledge!

  2. So often I want to discuss things with my Dad. I can’t wait to see him again, but what will we talk about? We aren’t going to care about “current events” in heaven, and that is what I want to discuss with him as they take place. Hmmm. . .

    • Interesting thought, Jana. Maybe our loved ones will tell us all about what they experienced in heaven before we got there? Or maybe we’ll just be busy making new memories. And boy, oh boy, what memories they will be, huh?

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