C.S. Lewis said “If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”
This world is not our home. We are created for a world other than this. As awesome as life here is, as awesome as it, as many things as we love, as many blessings as we have, this world is not our home.
We were created for something better.
We were created for our true home.
Jesus puts it like this in John 18:36-37:
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
Jesus said, I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this world. He is not an early king. He is a heavenly king. And that is our true home. Our true home is at home with Him.
But, here’s the cool part. Think about what Lewis said in the beginning. If we know that our true home is with God, we have all the more motivate and call to work hard in this life.
I want as many as possible to join me in our true home. So, I’m going to work to share the good news of grace and mercy.
I want “thy will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven” to not just be something that we say in church, but something that we live out every day.
I want as many as possible to know that freedom and forgiveness that comes in Jesus Christ.
I believe in heaven. And I can’t wait to get there. So because of that, I have the freedom, the call, the joy to live my life with our true home in mind all times.
There is life in that. Are you living today with your true home in mind?
Won’t you join me?
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