My father-in-law passed away a short time ago. His mother, and father had both accepted Christ and had also passed. His wife of many years had also passed away and he was looking froward to seeing them as his immortality was getting closer. If you were able to have spent much time with him, you would have known it was not his loved ones he wanted to see but that he was finally going home. He knew that as a follower of Christ, he had a home in heaven and that he was an ambassador for God in this life.
Isaiah 35 gives us a glimpse of what my father-in-law was looking forward to. There is coming a time when God will pour out His Spirit upon this world and usher in the kingdom of heaven. The waste land will have flowers growing, there will be rivers of (living) waters, no wild beasts to harm us, no evil deeds will occur. There will be a highway called holiness and only the redeemed shall be able to walk on it. Verse 10 says that only those who have been ransomed by Christ will return home and have joy for ever. Our sorrows will pass away never to return when that day come.
Verse four tells us that we are to be strong and not to fear, for God will come and save us. Our part is to encourage others who are weak, and feeble to be strong as well. When God does come he will give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, the ability to walk, and a voice to those who can not talk.
Our hope is, that as one who has been redeemed by Christ, we will walk that highway of holiness to our home with God. Our expectation is that we will be with him for evermore. Let us bring others on the highway of holiness as we travel home.