Take Me Home
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" is a song co-written and sung by John Denver with those unforgettable lyrics:
Almost heaven, West Virginia,
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
Life is old there, older than the trees,
younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong.
West Virginia, mountain mamma,
take me home, country roads.
I love the Smoky Mountains and I love Cades Cove. I have wondered what it would have been like living there 100 years ago. I still dream of this area being the place of my retirement.
Nevertheless, whether I remain in GA, or move to NC or TN, I realize that this is really not my home. I am but a sojourner in a foreign land. You see, my home is in heaven and there is no country road that that take me there -- only the blood-bathed path that led to Calvary.
The writer of Hebrews tells us, "This world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come." ~Hebrews 13:14
Paul wrote, "But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior." ~Philippians 3:20
So, while the Smokies may be as close as it gets to heaven on earth, there is a much better place that awaits where the streets are not made of dirt and gravel but of solid gold. Picture that!!!
Hyatt Lane in Cades Cove, GSMNP