The Homing Instinct

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Taken from its hive, the bee knows its way home and makes a "beeline" back.
An eel travels down the Rhine till she reaches the Azores, lays her eggs, and dies. Her progeny return to the Rhine and the process is repeated.
Terns were carried in a hooded cage from their nesting grounds off the coast of Florida to Galveston, Texas, released, and in less than a week returned.
Salmon leave the sea, enter fresh waters, and ascend far inland, deposit their eggs and die. Young salmon return to the briny deep, grow up, and then find their way up the very same river to pay their debt to their kind and to nature.
In the spiritual nature of man there is that homing instinct. Something within says, "Not here, not here, but back to God."
Isa. 44, verse 22 tells us: "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed thee."
Have you returned?