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Homecoming is a high school, college, or university annual event to which visiting graduates or former students (alumni) attend. I never understood why some alums take this event very seriously until I took a closer look at the definition; ‘returning home’! Alumni is the plural for alumnus which in the Latin derivative means foster son or pupil. Now you know I am going to lift this up!! Are we not adoptive sons/daughters and pupils (followers) of Christ? Ephesians 1:5 says, “He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.” My point is that we should live life everyday in preparation of our homecoming celebration. The message paraphrase of 2 Corinthians 5:7 hits the nail on the head and it reads, “That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we’ll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.” Our lives are numbered and one day we will all stand before a holy, perfect, and righteous Savior that will welcome us to our new forever home! You want to talk about a joyous and celebratory moment!! For those justified by Christ, the difference between the two events is that we won’t be homecoming visitors rather permanent residents♥️

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