Friday, January 28, 2011

Better Than This

The other day I was pondering what this earth is to a Christian. To someone saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. The answer came quickly for me. A temporary home. Somewhere I won't be forever. There is a place so much better than this, waiting for me.

Wait. Better than this?

This earth is a beautiful place. It is filled with the glory of God that shines out at you. Catching you unexpectedly and knocking the air right out of your body. Leaving you breathless as you stare in wonder and try to tell others exactly how gorgeous this place is. This place that God created. With His voice.

Yet, this is not my home. Someday, I will leave this place. I will go to a better place. A place that is much more beautiful than here. Not only that, a place where there is no sin. A place where I won't see the glory of God one minute, and the corruption of Satan the next. It will all scream praises to our Maker.

Then it hit me. Again. Because even though I've realized it before, He always has to remind me. What a loving Father I have. Even though He knew from the beginning I would be on this earth only for a short time, He gave it beauty. He made it livable. He didn't create something that would work for now, He created something He loved. Something we could love. He gave us a taste of heaven. Telling us things would get so much better than this.

What a promise.

1 comment:

  1. My dearest Georgie -
    This post absolutely made my day. It's amazing to think how this isn't all there is. That there's something more to this life. That we were created to be a part of something bigger; something holy. That's all part of the journey; the beautiful dance. And I'm so glad to be a part of it with you.

    I love you,
    -Your Sam