“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis
I love to travel. There is nothing quite so thrilling to me as planning an adventure, booking the flights, the car, the airbnb’s. The feeling of losing touch with the ground as the airplane lifts. Looking down through the clouds at the new unexplored ground as you arrive. Driving on unfamiliar roads, eating new foods, talking to new people who see the world a little differently than I do. Being totally away from the day-to-day problems.
And then the feeling of coming home after the adventures. The feeling of comfort as you drive up the driveway, the familiar farmhouse looking at you kindly as if to say, ‘Where have you been?’, sleeping in a familiar comfortable bed again. The appreciating the familiar after the exoticness of the unknown.
The yearning, as I call it, comes on strong. I read this quote on a friend’s page yesterday, and it resonated with me.
All this yearning, longing, striving, is us yearning, longing and striving for our real home. For heaven. For Christ. To see Him face to face, to have all the wrongs made right, to feel true peace, to have this upside-down world put right side up.
It will come. He is coming again for those who love Him. We will be transported, and it will be the adventure of our lives.
Be His, Lisa
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17