Thursday, December 11, 2014



LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting,
You are God.  (Psalm 90:1-2)

Before there was anything, God already was, and when things consummate, He will always be!  This time and place are temporary—only a spot to camp out, in this tent we call the body, for a season.  That is why the heart of the child of God always is a bit unsettled, even in the best of days.  There is a longing for something more—something this world can never satisfy.  We are created with the capacity of fellowship with God—to dwell not only with Him, but in Him!  While we may delight in the privilege of communion with Christ now, it is far from being all that we know it will be—when we leave behind all the hindrances that this sinful environment brings.  Yes, we are camping out and in a war zone!  Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15—the great resurrection chapter—that eventually God will be all in all.  The mountains that the Maker molded will someday crumble into the sea, but our security is settled in heaven.  In the midst of this world’s turmoil, we know there is a place of rest, and we groan for glory.  The Spirit that we have received draws us irresistibly—He has implanted in us a heart for home.  In heaven, we will be at home in Him!  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of glory let me lift my voice,
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.  (R.H. Cornelius)

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