longing for a better country

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.”

Hebrews 11:13-16, NIV

May this passage be food for thought on this Lord’s Day.  In fact, I encourage you to read the entire eleventh chapter of Hebrews.  May the words permeate to our very core, and may we, too, long for a better country and for the city which God has prepared for those who live by faith.

Amen.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Day 20 of ‘Defining Home in 31 Days.’  Click here for a complete list of posts in this series.

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