We are entering the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a time of true celebration. We, as the chosen of the Lord, can be thankful that our lives are a small part of an eternal journey. Knowing that, it brings up vast lists of things to be grateful for.
One of the things we can all treasure is that no matter our current circumstance, we are headed for eternity in God’s presence. sadly, life’s pressures and trials we divert our focus from God and toward the chaotic world, and we lose site of the glorious future that is Heaven.
We will be like our lord with eternal bodies, and without pain and suffering. No sin or greed. No selfish desires to outlive or outdo another. We will finally understand the love a Heavenly Father truly has for His own.
Meanwhile, we can live lives of grateful appreciation for our personal journey, no matter how great or small. We have to enjoy the blessings we have, and not grow disheartened or jealous of those who have more.
In an eternal sense, we are camping! so, whether you are at Jellystone, or you find yourself “Glamping” in a lovely life, it will be over in a flash, and we will be out of the woods and with the Lord. So be grateful for what you have; and then you can live as though this is a camping trip leading you home!
Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless You
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.