Some people today are homeless, but not us. In fact, we could say we have too many homes! We own hour house in Doylestown, PA, and we love the house and life there. We also spend lots of time in the homes of our children and feel at home in each of them as well. Nancy’s mother lives in Florida and we feel at home when we talk in the door there as well.
We feel very comfortable no matter where we are, but in each one something is missing. In Doylestown we are away from our children. When we are with one of our children we miss our own home and bed in addition to the children who live elsewhere. Florida is great, but its not our home and none of our children are there.
Are we expecting too much? Just being particular? Or is this just what life is like on earth – nowhere here feels perfectly like home? I must admit that even if all our children and Nancy’s mother lived in our neighborhood something would still be missing. God created this world in such a way there is no place that is totally “home.” He built into our hearts a desire to look for something better – heaven! Only there will all our family, and friends as well, truly be together – not just in the same neighborhood but together in every sense of the world. All our friends will join us as well.
The more we live our lives on this earth the more obvious it is that something essential is missing – there has to be more. I think that is true of everyone who is growing in Christ. God created a wonderful world for us and gives us many great blessings, but He doesn’t let it meet all our needs or satisfy everything for an obvious reason: He as something better planned for us in heaven! I’m really looking forward to it! Are you?
John 4:2-3 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Philippians 1:21-23 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
Psalm 107:9 “For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”
Are you satisfied with this world and the things it provides? What is missing for you? Don’t complain about it or ask God to provide what you think you need, instead allow God to use it to turn your heart and thoughts to Him and your future home in heaven.
INDIA UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST: Everyone who visits India is hit by the poverty and suffering that I visible everywhere. Neither their religion nor government provides any help or hope. Christians have always been the ones to reach out and help others in need, often at the risk of their own health and lives. Pastor Moses’ church has a wonderful outreach program to help many of these, including a leper colony in their city. Several of these people are believers and share their faith with others. The only hope they have is in Jesus, and His people who come to bring food and love. Pray for these people and the ministries to them.