Tonight the Cavs return to Cleveland down 2-0 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. So far, they have not played well and have been embarrassed by the Warriors’ impressive dominance. Winning on the road is hard, and Golden State has a tremendous home-court advantage with its boisterous crowd. 

However, with the Cavs going home to play in a more comfortable atmosphere, they are expected to perform much better…and there is hope for them to get a win. They’ve had tremendous success at home all season.

I don’t travel much, but I can still relate to the peace and comfort that comes from returning back home after a trip. When I’m far away from familiar surroundings, I can feel out of place and long to return to where I belong…my home.

From a much bigger perspective, followers of Jesus aren’t truly home until we join Him in heaven. We don’t quite fit into this temporary world filled with so much pain, evil, and struggles. Thankfully, because we know Jesus we have the hope that our true home is waiting for us.

The Bible says in Hebrews 13:14 (NLT), For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”

Although the Cavs struggled throughout Game 2’s blowout, and had to deal with being down 0-2 in the series, at least they could rest in the reality of heading home for the next game.

Today as we think about this crazy life on earth, let’s remember this is not all there is, and let’s hold on to the hope that we aren’t home yet. I’m Bryce Johnson and you can unpack that!

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the place You’ve prepared for me in heaven. I pray for strength as I do Your work here on earth and wait for Jesus to take me home. Help me to be eternally focused and remember that this world is not my home. Thank you for sending Jesus to provide a way to heaven. In His name I pray, Amen.