Pligrammage

We were not made for here. 

I want to cling to that, white knuckles, blisters, scabs and all.

This is not our home.

Take a minute and soak that in. Let it trickle deep into your very being; the same being that so often longs after the temporary.

We are pilgrims.

Its so pregnant with implications, so full of challenges, so packed with hope, and so saturated with freedom.

We were not created for a place like this.

It is a constant battle of the flesh and the Spirit. When life gets too comfortable and the troubles stay at bay, this is the hardest to believe. And in the content stillness of this life, there somehow remains a never ceasing notion that there is more... a more that is unparalleled to the now.

So, if even in the midst of comfortableness lies a deep angst for the place that NOT here, then I will give it its due respect. Everyday is a gift. A gift of aching.

When yearning occurs to its truest sense, it sparks something within us that makes us servants as we wait. It makes us the people that the LORD designed us to be because we not only yearn to be with Him, but we desire to please Him meanwhile.

The wait is profitable; though the sojourn is rough, it is beneficial.

It makes the reward that much more valuable. The promise of our Father becomes more magnificent when nothing else compares, when nothing else alleviates the burning to meet Him.

My longing is for the day where my soul will be at home in the arms of the Father, gazing upon the face of the Maker, singing praises at the footstool of His throne; for our home is not home without our LORD.

Revelation 21:1-7
1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

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