Sabbath Stories: Go Home, by Chaplain Robert Nickell

I was fastening my two year old into her car seat this morning when I accidently pinched her little chin in the upper buckle; I knew it hurt her as soon as it happened too.  Right after the pinch took place I immediately looked  at her and saw her sweet little eyes swell up with tears.  She then started crying and said to me over and over again, “Go home daddy…go home!”  She was hurt, and the only thing that made sense to her was to go home.

As a parent, I clearly understand what my daughter is saying when she says, “Go home daddy…”  She is saying, “I am hurt, and I don’t want to be in this place anymore…I want to be home where things make sense to me and I know all is safe”. 

On a spiritual level:  I believe this to be the same for us and our Father God too.  I truly believe God hears our cries.  I also believe that each of us who know we are God’s children will ask the same thing my daughter asked…at some point, “Can I go home now God…please…home”.

“…and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”  Rev. 21:4

All the blessings,
Chaplain Robert