Our House In Heaven

Our House

Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  2nd Corinthians 5:1  NIV

 

Sent to do a job in Italy a small team of workers was not impressed with where their employers provided for them to stay.  Straight out of the wide spaces of America, they just could not see sleeping all together in confined quarters.  So they went down to the local shop and bought a couple of tents.  On a patch of grass outside of the bungalow, they pitched their tents and were quite happy to finish out the summer sleeping in their $20 homes.  How do we feel about our temporary abode here on earth?

We believe in our hearts that God has promised us a better place.  These hearts of ours leap at the hope of one day being ushered into our new home in Heaven.  But at the same time that we sense this distant hope, do we often settle for thinking of our current home as the only real and sure home we have?  The more our focus shifts from us to God, the more we will be concerned about our future home.  The more we trust God for our provisions and for a real and lasting house not made by human hands, the less importance we will place on where we find ourselves staying now.  Shall we ask for God´s help in shifting our gaze towards our House with Him?

 

Dear Lord,

Lift our gaze from the low plain where we live.  Set our hearts on a life with You!  Be our hope!  Be our destination!  Let us know that our home is not built by human hands but by the bond, You are building with us today, we pray!

Amen

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