Derek Prince - Homesick
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. - Psalms 84:1-4, NIV
Every human soul longs for one thing, a home. A homeless person is an unhappy person. The psalmist cries out in agony in a sense of loneliness, a sense of being cut off. He says, Lord, even the sparrow’s found a home, the swallow a nest for herself. I need a home too. He says, They found a place near Your altar and that’s where the home of the soul is.
Even though we may not have much of a home in this world, there’s a home for the soul, a place where the soul belongs a place where it finds rest and ease and peace, where it’s at home, a place near God’s altar.
The altar is the place of yielding, sacrifice, dedication, self-surrender, and when our soul comes to that place, it’s come home. There is a beautiful homecoming for each soul that will turn from sin and from rebellion, turn back to God and come to the place near the altar.