Hearts on earth may say in the course of a joyful experience, “I don’t want this ever to end.” But invariably it does. The hearts of those in heaven say, “I want this to go on forever.” And it will. There is no better news than this.” - J.I. Packer
We moved! We are still in Virginia but no longer in our Arlington condo; home is now a rural cabin near Culpeper. The change is delightful, but moves are always challenging. Boxes packed and unpacked. What to keep and what to give away? Real estate decisions, saying goodbye. Leaving the comfortable, abandoning the familiar and so much more.
The ‘letting go’ aspect of moving is always tough, but the ‘forward progress’ part is exciting and rewarding. The aggravations and hassles of the move are worth the rewards and benefits of the new home that awaits our arrival.
Jesus had a bigger move in mind when He said, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, and that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:3)
Moving out of this world is painful; we experience the agony of disease, the trauma of accidents, or consequences of sinful choices that accompany the “move-out” as we leave this world behind.
However, as followers of Christ, moving into our new home will be joyous. The best is yet to come! Whatever we leave behind will pale in comparison to the home He is preparing for us.
Author & President
Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc