There's a soldier standing in the chow line and he looks West, past a vast ocean, to the front door of a little house not much different than other houses. On the other side of the door is a tree, wreathes of holly, and gifts with his name on them. Standing around the tree are those who love him. He wonders if he'll make it home for Christmas.

A woman sits up in her hospital bed, and looks East, past a vast sky to the front door of a little house, and wonders if she'll make it home for Christmas.

A single mom dresses her kids in the shelter and looks North, across a flat prairie to the front door of a little house, and wonders if she and her kids will make it home for Christmas.

A single dad drives all night on bad tires, and looks South through driving sleet to the front door of a little house, and wonders if he and his kids will make it home for Christmas.

Singles use the word "home" in two ways. First, home is where you live right now. It may be an apartment, a house, or a dormitory. It's where you keep your stuff. It's where you sleep most of the time. Second, singles use the word "home" to describe that place deeply rooted in the heart. Lots of folks don't have that second "home." So many people in our world have only one home — a place for their stuff and place to sleep — and some don't even have that.

If you have a place that is deeply rooted in your heart, be grateful. When you ask singles about "going home for Christmas," it can be a little confusing. Some will be at home already, some will go to that second home, and some have other plans for the holidays.

There IS a home for you, and there IS someone there for you.
Will YOU make it home for Christmas? Where is home for you? More importantly, is there anyone there for you?

I can't answer the first question, but I can answer the second. I want you to make it home for Christmas. It doesn't matter who you are, where you are, or what your plans are. You are single, but not alone. Right now I want to tell you, there IS a home for you, and there IS someone there for you.

Right now, as you look North, South, East, or West to the front door of a little house, there is someone knocking at your door. He's come a long way, and done so much to get home. He has given all he has to get here. I want to introduce the One you've been looking for all your life, the One who will make anywhere home. His Name is Jesus of Nazareth. He has walked through life, death, places, and time to reach your door. His arms are full of gifts (James 1:17), gifts of life, and hope, and love, and joy, and meaning. He holds in his hand the tree of life (Revelation 22:14), and he is wreathed in the Glory of God (John 1:14). He stands at the door and knocks (Revelation 3:20). He wants to come in, sit down, and share the heavenly feast with you. Open the door, and you'll both be home for Christmas.