Groaning for Home |Not Of This World


This week my wife and I found ourselves taking some time off to babysit our grandson. His parents were going to the hospital for delivery of their second child. We are always joyful for the opportunity of taking care of my him.

As the days passed and my grandson would only see his mom and dad a few hours at a time, I saw his mood changing. He loves his Nana and Poppa, but I noticed he had a burden in his little heart. No one had to tell me what it was. Because when I was a kid, I had to go and live with my aunt for about a year. She and my uncle were always great with my siblings and me, but they were not mom or dad. I still feel that separation and know my grandson is going through some anxiety being away from his parents. He loves to be here always, but his place belongs with his mommy and daddy, and now baby sister.

  • We as Christians should also be looking towards our precise destination. We love God’s creation but groan inwardly for our real home. The home that Christ has been preparing for us since the foundations of earth.

You see, this home that we are looking for had already been built once, in the garden for the first humans to live and thrive. It was a perfect paradise with everything needed for a beautiful and productive life. God was active in His guidance with the first couple, but the first couple was not ready for what was coming. They were duped into doing something that went against their Creator God. So God being who He is, had to expel them from His perfect paradise setting. He could not have imperfect people in a perfect place.

  • Fast forward to the time where God Himself would provide the perfect way to reunite humans with their Creator.
  • His Son Jesus’ death would suffice the price Adam and Eve would have had to pay for their sins, and the sins of all humanity.

Like my grandson who is happy and well-adjusted here in our house, yet wanting to be reunited with his parents and new baby sister, we as Christians also live in this world but want something more. That something more is being reunited with our Lord and Savior Jesus, who has promised us a safe and incredible place to live when our bodies no longer can live in this world

If you don’t know what I am talking about, get to know Jesus personally. All you have to do is ask Him to come into your life and change you from within. Here’s how:

Links to knowing Jesus Personally:

How Can I know God

Steps to Peace With God

Know God

References to verses:

John 17:14-15 and Philippians 3:20-21
John 14:1-3
Jesus paid the price for us

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