Dear Younger Me,
As much as moving is hard, you’re going to love moving into new places to make your own and call home. It’s fun to dream about ways to decorate and all the cool things you can do with your new home. It’s sweet to sit and just soak in a space to call home...and keep dreaming about decorations. The funny thing is, no matter how many decorations you get or how many pictures you hang on the wall, it is never supposed to be your real home.
Abraham in the Bible was called to leave his home for the land God would give him. He probably couldn’t wait to find a new home. But, the Bible says, “By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God” and “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” and “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.”
Seek the city that is to come, while you cherish your home here and be thankful for it. But if your eyes are only here, then you miss the beauty of looking towards the home that is eternal.