This Isn’t Home

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Max Lucado’s Grace for the Moment

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
~ John 15:19 ~

All of us know what it is like to be in a house that is not our own. Perhaps you’ve spent time in a dorm room or army barrack. Maybe you’ve slept in your share of hotels or bunked in a few hostels. They have beds. They have tables. They may have food and they may be warm, but they are a far cry from being “your father’s house.”

Your father’s house is where your father is (John 14:2). …

We don’t always feel welcome here on earth. We wonder if there is a place here for us. People can make us feel unwanted. Tragedy leaves us feeling like intruders. Strangers. Interlopers in a land not ours. We don’t always feel welcome here.

We shouldn’t. This isn’t our home. To feel unwelcome is no tragedy. Indeed, it is healthy. We are not home here. This language we speak, it’s not ours. This body we wear, it isn’t us. And the world we live in, this isn’t home.

Thoughts and Meditations

One of my personal revelations this past year, studying through the Old Testament, is that each one of us are mere sojourners and pilgrims wandering in the wilderness of life. We have been called out to live our lives unto our Heavenly Father. This mortal life is merely a time of growth, testing, and development of knowledge and understanding. A time for us to live faithfully obedient to the covenants we have made to our Heavenly Father.

Our own personal journey will eventually take us to the promised land of our inheritance. The glory of God’s kingdom. This is what we are to truly seek after (Matthew 6:33).

Realizing that I am a mere traveler who is searching for his home is a soothing reminder not to get too comfortable and complacent. It is up to me to live my life and experience it for what it is worth. To live and enjoy the journey while maintaining an eternal perspective – to look forward with steadfastness of my eternal inheritance.

3 thoughts on “This Isn’t Home

  1. Indeed. That is one reason why I like the trope in fiction of the “epic journey”, of a hero going somewhere on some quest and persevering in spite of hardships. My favorite author is J. R. R. Tolkien, and that might be in part because he does that very well.

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    1. The Hero’s Journey is an awesome concept that we see in most literature and stories. We all are on our own spiritual journey – heroes of Faith – doing all we are empowered to do to walk faithfully and obediently in order to receive our inheritance.

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