“He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understanding is infinite.” – Psalm 147:4-5
Did you know your body is a tent? That’s right, a tent. Tents are meant to provide short-term living spaces while you’re away from home. And life on this earth is just that – a temporary place to live until you go to your heavenly home. Some tent-stays last longer than others, but eventually, each of us will pull up our stakes, collapse our poles, fold up our tent, and go home. At home, there is no sickness, no sadness, no sin – only joyful praise and worship to the almighty King of kings. It’s where angels are waiting to rejoice and welcome you to the Father. Home sweet home to the Savior – how sweet that day will be.
For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down – when we die and leave these bodies – we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God Himself and not by human hands. How weary we grow of our present bodies. That is why we look forward eagerly to the day when we shall have heavenly bodies that we shall put on like new clothes. 2 Corinthians 5:1-2 (TBL)
Based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell. 2 Peter 3:13 (CSB)
Father, I love living in your beautiful creation here on earth, but I long for the day when I will be in my permanent, heavenly home with you. I can’t imagine how magnificent it will be. Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from Day Spring Devotionals.