I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22
For most of us there is a place we call ‘home’. It is where we keep our stuff, find our familiar things, especially those with which we are most comfortable, and sometimes it is close to our family. We have friends at home, we know were to go for stuff we need, and we lie down in a relaxing bed each night with an assurance that we are safe and sound.
Sometimes when we are away from home, it is not so cozy. We are disturbed by unusual sounds and sights, uncertainty about where things are (like the grocery store), and awakened nightly by some invisible force that inhabits the strange bed in which we find ourselves.
Coming home is good!
So it is with our Spiritual experience. Why we ever wander from the presence and power of our Redeemer is a mystery, and yet the reality of that fact in our lives is inescapable. I am always amazed at how a cloudy, misty morning can so quickly turn into a bright, beautiful day as the sunlight chases away the gloom. So it is with God as he comes to remove the infectivity of our sin and despair replacing them with purity and rejoicing.
All we must do is return. A song from my past says, “Return to the One who loves you. Return to the Savior who cares. He gives perfect peace, your burdens He’ll bear. Just return to the Savior who cares.” (copied)