August 31, 2010

preparing a place


The Lord has brought to mind an analogy that has been such a
great comfort during these last couple of weeks.

As I deal with the mixed emotions of already missing our home,
and yet feeling really sick and longing to be moved out -
I had to smile.

It's so similar to the longing I often have to be in Heaven.

I'm not in any extreme hurry to get there, mind you!
But as I look around at a world hurting and full of pain,
as beautiful as it is,
and as much as I'm attached to it, human that I am;
I still greatly look forward to Heaven,
knowing it will be unimaginably better than anything I
will have to leave behind.

Jesus promised that He was going to prepare a place for us;
and in the mean time, we're experiencing that on a miniature scale
as we wait and watch the progress on our new home.

I love my home;
it's a place brimming full with memories.
Part of me thinks I could stay in this old house forever.
But I'm sick, and worn out;
and everyday leaves me a little more ready to move on to what's ahead.

As our moving day gets closer and closer,
our anticipation continues to grow;
and we're more and more ready to leave what's making us sick behind.

We have great peace looking forward -
as we wait for the place being prepared for us.

"Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,
we have a building from God,
an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands."

II Corinthians 5:1

3 comments:

Sara said...

I'm right there with you, Kate! It's not something you always notice or feel, but an extreme desire to finally go home is always there. Won't it be fantastic? :D I can hardly wait!

Laura said...

Good Morning Miss Kate,
What a beautiful post...I am praying daily that you will be feeling better soon...and I rest in the assurance that the Lord has you and your family in His loving arms.
Have a blessed day,
Mrs. Laura

Anna Olivia said...

Hello Kate! I found your blog through my lovely friend Tarissa. ~*~ I just had to comment and say that your blog is so very nice. =) Have a blessed day!