Watching a few episodes of ‘House Hunter’ style tv shows and you’ll become familiar with the search criteria of the ‘forever home.’
That’s the place where you expect to live until you can’t live in a house anymore.
While a sense of stability is helpful in raising a family, Christians already have a forever home.
And it’s not at any address on the present iteration of earth.
You can live in one place all your life as a Christian, but still think of yourself as a sojourner.
Doing so helps us remember that our address is part of our service to God, not something in which we find our personal security and identity.
From Christina Fox.
The idea of a “forever home” also presupposes that God wants us to park ourselves in one spot and plant roots in the soil of this world. Many in our culture view this world as all there is. They don’t believe in life after death; therefore, they have to live their “best life now.” They have to meet all their goals, achieve all their dreams, and acquire all they can in the here and now. For some, that includes a “forever home.” If life ends at death, it makes sense that one would want a beautiful home to live in “forever.” But for those who are in Christ, we know that this world is not all there is. We are pilgrims— nomads on a journey in this world. This is not our home. Like Abraham, whom God called to himself and set him on a journey to the land of Canaan, we are on a journey to a place God has promised for us. And like Abraham, we won’t settle in that place in this life—he didn’t own but a burial plot when he died.
Our own Savior didn’t have a home of his own (Matt. 8:20).
Read the whole post here.