I am away from home on business this week.
And while I am comfortable in my accomodations, I am not settled.
It just isn’t home.
I long to go home.
I long to be with my family.
I long to be in my environment.
I just can’t imagine staying too long.
So why am I so comfortable on this earth?
Planet Earth is only our temporary home. The Bible tells us to, “…Occupy till I come.” Luke 19:13c KJV
So…does my heart long for heaven?
Do I long to see my Heavenly Father?
What about Jesus?
Do I long to be able to hold conversations with Him, face to face?
Am I longing to sit down with the lions and the lambs, to walk on streets of gold, to dip my feet in the river that flows from the throne of God?
If I am looking forward to, “…a city… whose builder and maker is God,”
(Hebrews 11:10 KJV) then I should feel unsettled here.
My heart should feel unsettled here. After all, this earth is not home.
In the words of “This world is Not My Home”, made popular by Jim Reeves:
“This world is not my home
I’m just a-passing through
My treasures are laid up
Somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me
From heaven’s open door
And I can’t feel at home
In this world anymore.”
Friends, let us not get too comfortable in this sin-sick earth.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.” Matthew 6:19 KJV
Instead, “Look(ing) for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
Titus 2:13 KJV
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