Our life here on earth is akin to nothing more than living in a travel trailer. A travel trailer provides a place of shelter for people when they are away from their home while on a journey.
Here is my reasoning. God has prepared a home for us in heaven – that is clear. We read in Hebrews 13:14 that this world is not our home. So if earth is not our home, and our home has been built and is waiting for us in heaven, we are but mere travelers and pilgrims on a journey to get home. Our bodies here on earth are our travel trailers until we get there.
We read in Hebrews 11 that Abraham obeyed God and traveled to an unknown place that would be his home. When he left he had no clue where he was headed. He lived as a pilgrim there, camping and living in a tent, the travel trailer of his time. He did this all the while by keeping his eye on an unseen city with real, eternal foundations—the City designed and built by God.
We read that Abraham died before ever seeing what God had promised him fulfilled, but still believing. Why did he still believe? He saw his destination in glory awaiting him, and accepted the fact that his life was but temporary in this world. His life was a statement that he was looking for his true home in Heaven. Hebrews tells us that God was proud of him, and had a home in heaven waiting for him.
Psalm 144:4 – Our lives are like a breath; our days are like a fleeting shadow.
You may have everything that this world has to offer – money, fame and success; and on the flip-side your life may be a meager existence with few comforts and luxuries as you struggle to make ends meet on a daily basis. No matter how great you perceive your life to be, or how miserable you think your existence here on earth is; when they are summed up – they are both the same.
There are great heroes in the Bible – Gideon, Samson, David, Samuel, and many others. By faith, they conquered kingdoms, and had many great achievements. They were protected from lions, fires, and wars. They turned disadvantage to advantage, won battles, and achieved great victories during their lives.
Then there are the others in the Bible whose lives were not as pleasant here on earth. They were abused and whipped, and held in chains and prisons. Many were stoned, beaten, beheaded, and murdered in cold blood. Many lived their lives as vagrants and wandered the earth, homeless, friendless, powerless – yet believing in God making their way as best they could in a cruel world. Many of them were tortured and yet refused to denounce their Savior although doing so would have resulted in their freedom. They instead chose to die and take their place alongside God and the saints in glory.
No one of the people listed in God’s Holy word got their hands on what God has promised while living here on earth. God had a better plan for them, and He has a better plan for us.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent (travel trailer) we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
John 14:2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
Jesus is saying – I am waiting for you – I will see you when you get home.
- Bible Verses On Righteousness Psalms 118 Verses 19-20 (inspirationalchristianquotes.net)
- Psalm 8…God’s Glory, Man’s Dignity (simplyjuliana.com)
- Psalms 34:1 Bible Verse of the Day (momsfirstscreenn.wordpress.com)
- Why I Love the Bible (richardmansel.com)
- Psalm 86 – Intercessory Worship (genebrooks.blogspot.com)
- Just Give Me Jesus (ourdailybread101.wordpress.com)