17 July 2013

they are seeking a homeland

"These [saints of old] 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. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.

"If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.

Nomad tent, Nam Tso (Erik Törner, Tibet 2003)
image credit: Individuell Manniskohjalp

"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 11:13-16

1 comment:

  1. This verse has been on my mind a lot lately as I prepare to go wandering. I love the reminder that no matter where we end up here on earth, Heaven is our final home.