Psalm 87 speaks to the glorified position that Jerusalem has in the eyes of God.
The Psalmist speaks about the great and wondrous events in the history of God that occurred in Jerusalem. From the days of Isaac’s willingness to sacrifice Jacob, Kind David’s rule, the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, as well as where the apostles launched Christianity. Jerusalem is the epicenter of our faith.
Where is the city, town, or home that is special to you?
Home has become an important part of our lives over the past year as that is where we have spent the majority of our time since COVID-19. Our family activities, travel, clubs, sports, hobbies, and even church have been cancelled or moved online. Some homeowners are remodeling, expanding, painting, upgrading, and evening buying new homes, because they are spending so much time or have extra time to work on their home. Many are working on their “home” to make it a place where they want to be.
Reflecting on the word “home” for this journal, I prayed to receive wisdom about this chapter. I have been reflecting on the fact that no dwelling, structure, town, or city is my home. My home is in Heaven with our Savior.
The greatest joy and comfort to me is to know that this life is temporary. Yes, I love my family deeply and want to stay here with them on earth as long as I am able. I want them to stay on earth as long as possible to experience the love and joy that comes from our relationships. I live with conviction that when we die on this earth, we will see each other again in Heaven. Honestly, I long for my true “home.” I want to live in Heaven with my savior Jesus Christ.
The Bible speaks of Heaven in both the new and the old testament.
“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.” Hebrews 11:16
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will worship Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.”Revelation 22:1-5
“For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” 2 Corinthians 5:1
Our home or city on earth is where we hope to feel protected, comfortable and at ease. Our home in Heaven will be beyond what we can comprehend. I yearn for a “home” with no pain, no heartache and no sadness. I yearn for constant celebration, adoration, joy and peace with our Lord.
May the promise and hope of your Savior wash over you with His presence and peace to know that through Christ, you are saved, and will dwell with Him forever, in the “home” He has prepared for you.
My favorite Christian song about Heaven is by Chris Tomlin called Home.