Do you like to go on journeys? Vacations, business, or simply to go home?
You probably do some preparing and planning for your trip. Maybe you get some new clothes (or maybe you exercise to fit into certain clothes). Maybe you make reservations, purchase tickets, and make sure your passport is up to date.
In the Bible, we see a journey. In Hebrews 11 we are told that, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”
Like Abraham, we are broken people living in a broken world but by faith we are on a Journey Home.
What if we prepared for that home the same way we prepared for our earthly vacations? The planning, the preparation, the attitude of expectation and excitement… What would that look and sound like? What difference would it make in our lives today? Is there anything we need to be doing now; things that we can’t put off until later?