Citizens of Heaven
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1
Today, is the last day of 2022, and therefore the death of another year. Death, to the Christian, is the exchanging of a tent for a building. Here we are as pilgrims, gypsies or sojourners living in a frail, flimsy home; subject to disease, pain, suffering and peril. But at death we exchange this crumbling, disintegrating tent for a house not made with hands, but one that is eternal and in the heavens. The wandering wayfarer comes into his own at death and is given the deeds to a mansion which will never deteriorate nor crumble. Do you think that God, who has provided so amply for living here and now, has made no provision for dying? The Scriptures say that we are strangers in a foreign land. This world is not the Christian's home; our citizenship is in heaven. In Philippians 3:20 the Bible says: For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
When a Christian dies, they go into the presence of Christ. They go to Heaven to spend eternity with God. Where will you be spending eternity?
Dear Lord, today keep me mindful that as Your child my real home is not on this earth, but that one day I will exchange this earthly tent for a house made for me in heaven. Thank You, in Jesus name. Amen.