We Are Not Home

I am sure I’m not alone.

Everyone else sees it too don’t they?

Hatred. Anger. Hostility.

Scroll on Facebook for two minutes and you will find what I am talking about. It seems like everyone has decided to voice their opinions and to bash anyone who disagrees.

It is getting loud and tiring.

To be honest, my initial response was to get depressed at this world and the divide that has formed. No matter what my moral or political views, all the anger is overwhelming. Years ago, maybe even last year, this wouldn’t have affected me so much.

But… I’m a mother now.

Now, when I see all the name-calling, malice and indignation, I can’t help but think about the future of the world my little girl will grow up in. When I see the utter disregard of compassion, I not only feel the weight for myself but for my daughter and future children. And let me tell you the weight is crushing.

I want my daughter to know love and compassion. I want her to have strong morals and to stand with her beliefs and convictions. I want my baby girl to be kind to everyone. Not just those with whom she agrees. These are not qualities I see displayed often on my computer screen. And what’s worse, is it’s coming from all sides and types of people. It breaks my heart that is the world that is being prepared for her.

But, God.

I am eternally grateful that I serve a savior in who I can place my hope. I do not place my hope in my neighbors, my Facebook friends, governors, supreme court justices or even in our president. My hope is in Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20-21 says;

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his.”

You see, although the world is sinful and broken, we do not need to be beat down by that. Because this world is not our home. We are working towards our eternity in heaven with Him. God is our eternal hope and we do not need to fear a world that he already has control of.

So, moving forward, I will pray for this world I live in and seek to see its betterment and even be a part of it. Because that is The Great Commission.

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”  Jeremiah 29:7

But I will not be burdened any longer by the chaos around me because this is not my eternal home, nor is it my children’s. I am working towards heaven. I am longing for home.

citizens-verse

This Bible verse has really been an encouragement to me these last few weeks. I have posted it in my bathroom mirror so I can see it daily. I want to offer it to you as well! Click the link below for a free download! Share this with your friends and all believers who may need to hear this encouragement as well.

Philippians 3:20 Printable

3 thoughts on “We Are Not Home

  1. Karen Mcnicol says:

    I too am in disbelief at what is happening today, this is not the world I was brought up in at all. My mother would be so disappointed in the world today, she raised us to not judge people but to accept everyone no matter what color, language, country etc they were from and she did this not with words but with action! She treated all people the same and we learned just from that alone, but today people are just carrying around so much hate it is hard to take in at times. I was actually reading a book by a well known author and it was dealing with the hatred of some whites towards coloured people and I stopped reading it, it was just too upsetting to me because it was too much like what is going on today.

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