Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Thinking still about the concept of ‘Home’ and what it really means for us who follow Jesus. As much as I love the idea of home, the fact is that this world is not our home.

According to the Apostles, we are “strangers and aliens” in this world (1 Peter 2:11-12) who would “prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8).

As much as we love our home, and we love surrounding ourselves with things that bring us comfort, we must also realize that this world is only a temporary reality. We will spend our eternity with Christ, not here in this place. In fact, Jesus promised us that He was going away to prepare a place for us where we could be with Him forever. (See John 14:2-3)

Even more, we are warned not to get too comfortable in this world.

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

This means we can’t get too enamored with this world as we take up our cross daily and follow Jesus.
Home is where the heart is. Home is where we long to be. But this world is not our home. We’re only here temporarily and everything we own is simply a rental which will one day have to be returned. Our enduring home and eternal possessions are found only in Christ.

“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.” (Hebrews 13:14)








1 comment:

the alternative1 said...

yea there is no doubt that our true home is in union with our lord