If I ever taught a class of third grade boys, I would probably reference the aliens in the Bible. That’s us. Not in the standard green Martian sense, but the idea of feeling like we do not belong. There are moments of pure wonder and delight, then they pass into sweet memory and we have an itching question: why? Why not all the time?
Hebrews 11 is a chapter of people who lived lives of faith. They lived with binoculars on…looking ahead to the “better” that God was bringing.
“These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”
There is more ahead…the best is yet to come. Thank You, God, for the glory of each new sunrise!