You’re Not Home Yet
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord’”1
After serving as a missionary for forty years in Africa, Henry C. Morrison became sick and had to return to America. As the great ocean liner docked in New York Harbor there was a great crowd gathered to welcome home another passenger on that boat. Morrison watched as President Teddy Roosevelt received a grand welcome home party after his African Safari.
Resentment seized Henry Morrsion and he turned to God in anger, “I have come back home after all this time and service to the church and there is no one, not even one person here to welcome me home.”
Then a still small voice came to Morrison and said, “You're not home yet.”2
Suggested prayer: “Dear God, help me to live life to the fullest and serve You faithfully all the days of my life, and remember that the real rewards await my homecoming when I get home to be with You forever in heaven. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus’s name, amen.”
1. Matthew 25:21 (NKJV).
2. Brett Blair, www.Sermons.com