“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.” Psalm 137:1 (KJV)
A Psalm of Israel’s captivity. This Psalm could have been penned down by the prophet Daniel as he sat on the banks of Babylon’s rivers.
Everyone reading this has been homesick at one time or another. Home is where you want to return. Especially when you are forcibly taken away.
Taken to Babylon due to the evil that had invaded Israel and Judah; all the people were paying the price of the sins of the nation. Thus it is, and thus it will be.
For the Jew Zion is home. For the Christian “Zion” is the place where Christ dwells. He dwells within us. He lives. He reigns. He ultimately lives seated at the Father’s right hand; and we long for that day when we can see Him face to face.
Do we weep for that day as we remember the joys that await us? Are we longing for that day when will be in His bodily presence; worshipping, bowing before Him, adoring Him? There is a crown awaiting all who love His appearing (2 Timothy 4:8).
I do not know about you but I am homesick.