There’s no place like home. Ask any prodigal who has come back.

It’s a familiar thought, often repeated when returning from an extended vacation. People who may be dissatisfied with their job or circumstances sometimes think it would be really good to move somewhere else. Later, they may become discontent with the changes they’ve made and wish to go back home. That is especially true of those whose decisions have cost them dearly.

A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest (1 Peter 27:8) For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come (Hebrews 13:14).