My name is Keith Giles. I love to write so that people can know Jesus and experience His life in their own.
So, I started this blog to help people understand who Jesus is, and how He reveals what the Father is really like.
This is a safe place to talk about all those questions you've had about the Bible, and Christianity. It's also a place to learn how to put the words of Jesus into practice.
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
“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
“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are
looking for the city that is to come.” (Hebrews 13:14)