Temporary Home

A sense of community…that is what we long for as human beings.  We want to feel that we are a part of the whole…a part of a living, breathing body–the Body of Christ.  Do we realize how transcendent that is?  Being in the community of the Body of Christ is something we cherish and experience now, thankfully.  But, thankfully, it is eternal.  This place, our earthly dwelling, is only a temporary home.  I’m so glad that the relationships I am making in the bond of the Spirit will not end when my life on earth is done.  For this temporary home will give way to an eternal one where we all will be in community forever.

Philippians 3:20-21

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,  who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Are you experiencing relationship in the eternal community?  Faith in Christ is the key.  He has made the way (John 14:6).

I love this song/video by Carrie Underwood that reminds us of this reality.  Enjoy!

TEMPORARY HOME by Carrie Underwood

2 Responses to “Temporary Home”

  1. 1 Reece Carter
    February 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Not long ago I watched a 60 Minutes episode that featured a group of men going around the world BASE jumping. Wearing specialized suits they would jump off the edges of 4000 – foot cliffs and careen down the side of them at 100 miles per hour, at times within just feet of spear-pointed rock faces. Sometimes two of them would hold hands and descend together. When they returned to the ground (by eventually openening their parachutes) they would gather and tell what they experienced.
    To me, this was a glimpse of Heaven: If men can do these things in a fallen world, what kinds of exploits will we dream up in Heaven? Surfing lava flows? Riding fleet horses through tornadoes? Rope-swinging off mountain tops? Singing praise in cathedrals the size of cities?
    But the thing that will make Heaven sweetest is doing these things with our fellows: Imagine sharing coffee with Lincoln or Graham or Moses; imagine singing in a city-sized cathedral with all your family; imagine talking about the subleties of motion with Newton.
    It will be a new Heaven and new Earth, true. But what we forge here in our relationships will go with us. And it will, as Randy said, be with us forever. What a gift awaits us.

  2. February 6, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Great thoughts, Reece. What great exploits await us? I can only imagine.

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