the meaning

j.r.r. tolkien / the lord of the rings, the return of the king

Why Homeward Bound? Well, I suppose this name has triple meaning. First, you're homeward bound, in a searching sort of way. Because that's just really applicable when you're sixteen (like I was when I started this blog) and everyone is asking you what you want to do with your life. Maybe you're sure. Maybe you're not. And it's possible that you can be older and still searching. I don't know what it's like to be older than my current age (duh), or beyond the place where I am in life. But perhaps we're always searching a little because we're always growing a lot.

Secondly, the word bound does not always mean leaps and jumps upward and forward. It can also be the past tense of bind. And you know, it may sound cheesy, definitely cliche (but most cliches are, after all, to some extent, true), that no matter where you go, or where you're bounding off to, you'll always be bound to home. Because your home is apart of you. And you keep coming back to that place you feel secure.

Lastly, but most importantly, is that we, as Christians, can look forward to our heavenly home. And know, through each day, that we are sealed for redemption. We are homeward bound.