Do you ever crave for more than this life offers?
Feel a desire to be elsewhere.
Feel out of synch, out of place, like you don’t belong here.
Have a yearning for a place you can’t quite put your finger on.
Those feelings are a way that God speaks to us with eternal longings that are placed within our spirit.
We are made for more than ordinary.
We are created for the extraordinary privilege of being in relationship with our Creator God.
Our lives revolve around the natural while we experience and begin to crave touches of the supernatural.
As the old song says, this world is not our home, we’re just passing through it.
Though many years pass here, we also have eternity to spend in God’s presence.
And just now and then, a brief flicker of recognition burns in our soul as we sense a degree of heaven on earth.
Gain a foretaste of the riches of grace poured out for us here and those still to come.
Find a hunger in our hearts for more ~ even as something stirs within, our hearts are touched and eyes are opened to God at work.
“Earth’s crammed with heaven ~ And every common bush afire with God ~ But only he who sees takes off his shoes ~ The rest sit around and pluck blackberries” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I long to be one who sees.
How about you?
A far off country
as close as our next breath
Seated now in heavenly places
known completely after death
Glimpsed in a loved one’s eyes
and the cries of a newborn’s birth
Way beyond moon, stars or skies
close and familiar as earth
Sometimes it’s hard to believe
we will live and belong there
It takes grace and faith to receive
the Truth and Hope we will share
All the joys and the glory
of a life surrendered to God
We’re already part of the story
of the path which Jesus trod
No matter what our ponderings
no matter where we now roam
despite all future wanderings
heaven is our heart’s true Home
I am honoured to have this poem featured today on Joy de Kok’s site. Do check out the great poetry there.
Day 27 of 31 days ~ #poetryforthesoul
8 thoughts on “Our true home”
Thank you, La! I really appreciate you stopping by to encourage me. So pleased this poem blessed you, my friend. Xx
I remember the first time our Pappa revealed to me that His Kingdom is within my heart (Luke 17:20-21). It was as if unspeakable joy and peace filled my heart and I knew then that I was only a pilgrim on my way Home! Great poem, dear friend.
What a wonderful revelation that is, Mia! How it encourages, lifts and strengthens us for this journey toward our eternal Home. Thank you, as always, for taking time to visit and bless me hugely with your lovely comment. Xx
Beautiful words of love for our future heavenly home and our Bridegroom! I am so glad my heart has this longing! Your poem truly captured this for me today Joy! God’s richest blessings on your life and writing. 🙂 xx
And what a longing it is at times, Kathy! We find ourselves yearning for our heavenly home and our Bridegroom. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I really appreciate all the support you give me and can only repeat the same to you ~ “God’s richest blessings on your life and writing”, my friend. 🙂 xx
It isn’t as hard not to love and live for worldly things, when our thoughts are much occupied “there.” The only thing that keeps us from fully anticipating heaven is that we don’t completely understand it, and the unknown makes us uncomfortable. But, it really isn’t so very far off, as you said so beautifully: it is “a far off country as close as our next breath.” That puts it into accurate perspective, that we might start to live HERE as a citizen and ambassador of THERE ought to live. Good job!
Yes, Neil, I truly believe God grants us glimpses of ‘heaven on earth’ to prepare us in small ways for being eternally in His presence. We may live as citizens here but we are also “ambassadors of THERE” as you so rightly say. And He graces us with glimmers of His world and ways all around us now to encourage our hearts for the future. We can feel secure and safe in anticipation because God is there and He is pure love. There is no way it will be anything less than wonderful in our eyes and beyond our wildest hopes and dreams ~ at least that’s how I see it! Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, Neil. It is greatly appreciated. Blessings.