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Saturday, March 24, 2012

If Heaven's Not my Home

...then, Lord, what will I do?

I mean, if this earth, this body, this microcosm is all I have - I have nothing. You have my heart. You, and only You accept me in pure, divine, un-contaminated, holy love.

I am a fool to look to this world to satisfy. My heart must be anchored to You in Your dwelling - which is my true home. Let me not think that this world has anything to offer. Let me be dissatisfied with it's trinkets and lures - and long even more for my true home with You.

It isn't heaven so much that I long for - though heaven sounds grand - but the God Who has sought, wooed and won my heart that has captured my longings. The very physical presence of God, which I know in some small sense here - because the kingdom of God has taken up residence within me - will be all the more evident. His radiant glory will be seen - and His presence known in ways I cannot fathom.

So, Lord, continue to capture my heart. And let me live patiently here - with this sin-sick world and my own sin-sick soul. Would you be my healing balm, my joy, my crown and help me to wait for the day I'll see you face to face?

Because:
This world is not my home -
I'm just a passing through.
My treasures are laid up
Somewhere beyond the blue.
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door -
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

Oh Lord, you know I have no friend like You!
If heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do?!
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door,
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for writing with great beauty. You are a pleasure to read.
    I am finally being honest with myself and with scripture that those who only seek the material blessings of heaven (lack of pain, seeing loved ones, eternal bliss or whatever they have imagined it to be apart from Christ), are sadly and sorely mistaken in their assurance of salvation. To the true Christian, what could be more appealing and hopeful than to be in eternal worship of the infinite God who condescended to earth and revealed Himself personally in Christ? I've been watching youtube videos of NT Wright this week and hearing his views on Heaven (really the redeemed and recreated earth) and as much as I'm sure that will be magnificent if his view is right, I mourn the role of simply sitting at Christ's feet in worship for at least a million years first. Then he can begin answering some of my many many questions about how he did stuff!
    Angela Davidson

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  2. You are absolutely right, Angela. Thanks for the encouragement - I needed that.

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  3. Sarah,
    This is absolutely beautiful! I couldn't agree more! You spoke my own heart's desire when you said, "It isn't heaven so much that I long for - though heaven sounds grand - but the God Who has sought, wooed and won my heart that has captured my longings." I am so glad I found you on NOBH. I look forward to reading more!
    Love and God Bless,
    Christy

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    1. Thank you Christy - I'm so glad you stopped by! I don't write often, but when I do it's because of a deep need to express myself. My writing is the overflow of my heart - a mere sampling of the things I ponder and treasure.

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