Boxes, boxes, and even more boxes. This has been the most common site to my family recently. We have been blessed with an opportunity to serve the Lord with the Wynnewood Church of Christ. We are all settled in to our new home. After countless hours of painting, light remodeling, and help from family getting all of our things moved.
I have been thinking about this moving experience, a lot. For the first 19 years of my life I lived in the same house in Dibble Ok. We never moved, we lived what many considered to be a “boring lifestyle.” However, I appreciated the stability that was provided for me. Since that time, including this last move I have moved 6 times (I’m not old.)
Our first home together was what you could call a “fixer upper.” In 8 months time, my wife and I remodeled the entire house. We painted Every wall, re-did EVERY floor, and replaced the roof. Needless to say we made a lot of memories. This was also the house that we brought our beautiful baby girl home to for the first time. Although we are excited about our new work in Wynnewood, we are sad to leave the old home behind.
I wonder, are we as Christians ready/willing to move? Of course I am not speaking of our physical houses, as I believe being in the same place for a while provides stability. I am however talking about moving to our real home. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a big advocate of the radio. But, I believe there are some good songs out there. One of these songs is “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood. I love the concept of this song. The words to the Chorus are below:
“This is my temporary home
It’s not where I belong
Windows and rooms that I’m passin’ through
This is just a stop, on the way to where I’m going
I’m not afraid because I know this is my
I wonder how many of us feel this way. Or how many of us are pretty comfortable in our lives, comfortable in our temporary homes, satisfied with this world, wanting nothing more. I pray this is not the case among Christians. We are sons and Daughters of the king (1 peter 2:9) We are meant for so much more! The perfect lamb, our Savior, the only Son of God is personally preparing our eternal dwelling place (John 14:1-3)
We are on our way home. We do not belong here. I hope and pray that each and everyday is another day that you look forward to the coming of our Lord. Phil 3:20- “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,”
“This world is not my home, I’m Just a passing through
My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue
The angels beckon me from heaven’s open door
And I cant feel at home in this world anymore”