But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.
Yesterday I went to a new citizen swearing in ceremony. The ceremony is quite moving. I feel all patriotic when it’s done. It’s still a wonderful thing to live in this country. But I’m longing for the Better Country… that is Heavenly one. So today I’m singing...
This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thru,
I love the verse about a loving mother. I’m going to be hugging her not shaking her hand. It makes me laugh. But what impresses me is the focus and goal of the song… heaven is our home! Are you a citizen of heaven because of the work of Christ? If so, your treasure should be laid up there, not here. Let’s remind ourselves to live for heaven, not earth! Let's eagerly wait for the Savior! Ah, what a day that will be!
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!