Coca-Cola’s “The OFW Project” and the Idea of Home

I have always believed that home is where the heart is. No matter where I go, I will always find myself longing for home.

I believe this is also true for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in this video:

These OFWs have been away from the country for years. They sacrifice themselves, daily facing loneliness and homesickness, to give their families back home better lives.

Then Coca-Cola gave them a chance to go home and see their families. So they went home and surprised their loved ones. The reunions were filled with tears of joy. Indeed, it’s always great to be at home.

I wonder. If coming home and being reunited with loved ones is such a wonderful experience, how much more when we come home with the Lord Jesus Christ?

Clearly, Christians are not of this world, or citizens of this world. Our home is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). When we come home with the Lord, we will be in a place (heaven) where there are no tears, no death, no mourning, no crying, and no pain (Revelation 21:4). We will also be reunited with our loved ones (see 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Heaven is desirable after all!

But the absence of tears and pain and the reunion with loved ones aren’t what makes heaven, or coming home, ultimately desirable. Revelation 21:3 says:

3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

Heaven is so exciting because of one thing—God! He is there! He is there!

And in His “presence there is fullness of joy; at [His] right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Heaven is the fulfillment of the psalmist David’s desire:

4One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4, emphasis added)

How glorious it would be to come home with the Lord!


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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

4 responses to “Coca-Cola’s “The OFW Project” and the Idea of Home”

  1. Barbara May Reyes says :

    seeing the video made me cry. i miss my mom so much. :c
    I salute the Coca Cola company for this wonderful idea of bringing home chosen OFWs. and praise God for your blog enzo, it gave me a better view of what would it feel like when we will be in our real home with Jesus! it made me more excited. good job! 😀

  2. Sonny Cabrales says :

    This ad creates a big advertising impact for Coca Cola but the question is, how many OFW’s did the company actually bring home? The 3 OFW’s featured in the video is just a symbolic number which gives the false impression that a lot of these workers were able to go home for free.

  3. lendll says :

    Iglesia ka po ??

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