Yesterday was also a tough day for another family. Bro. Bobby Renfro, one of my former pastors, lost his battle with cancer but won the prize of a race well run. Bobby affected so many people in so many ways, that his presence will be strongly missed.
In the MercyMe song Homesick, Bart writes:
"You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand timesAnd so today, I am homesick. Homesick for a place I've never been, but I know I belong. I know I belong because my mother is waiting for me. But even more important, because the Father is waiting for me. And there's no place like Home.
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you
I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now
Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home"