Nov 10, 2018
When was the last time you thought about heaven? Was it at a funeral or the result of a sermon you heard at church? For the apostle Paul, heaven was on his mind constantly, because he knew that was his ultimate destination. For him, this life was a detour on the way to some place much better. It was a temporary assignment where he was to live out his faith and fulfill his God-appointed assignment until such time as God called him home. He commonly referred to believers living in this world as sojourners, aliens and strangers. As the old song states, this world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ through. But for too many Christians, the world is their home. It’s heaven that seems distant and difficult to comprehend. The very concept of a heavenly dwelling place where we will live for eternity is hard to get your head around. But Paul would have us make heaven our focus, not this life. This world, like our earthly bodies, is not meant to last. So, one day God will remake it. He’ll create a new heaven and a new earth. Perfect. Filled with His presence. Marked by perfect peace. And designed to last an eternity.