Returning to God

We are born in exile and die there too.
As soon as we set sail on the great voyage of life,
we begin our return.
We spend our lives dreaming
of a homeland we have never seen.
Like homing birds that are released in a strange country,
and know no rest until they return home,
So it is with us.
When we die,
we do not so much go to God
As return to Him.