Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bread for the Journey

“I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalm 23: 6

I read about a small boy who was adopted when he was three years old. Remembering his foster home, he told visitors, “This is my forever home.” To think that such a young boy could be so excited about the permanency of his new home! But isn’t that what we all long for? In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says that “God has set eternity in the hearts of men.” This is how we are wired.
The earth and things as we know them will pass away, but Jesus said He is going to prepare a place for us. And when He is finished, he will come back and take us to be with him. When Jesus said this, one of his (practical) disciples said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus replied, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)
Earlier, He told a grieving woman who had just lost her brother, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies." (John 11:25)
Jesus has provided the way by dying for our sins. He has told us the way, shown us the way and is now preparing a forever home. A home that will fulfill the longing of our soul.
(click, if you like, on the following website to listen to a song relating to this message )

4 comments:

  1. I love this song; it is a wonderful reminder of our other home!

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  2. I love this song! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Rebekah

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  3. Wonderful illustration for such a fantastic promise of a forever home Anneliese.

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  4. That song brings a stillness to my heart every time i hear it. i almost always stop and just close my eyes and try to imagine....it will be wonderful! Perfect illustration. Kathy

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