All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it.
They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own.
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 11:13-16 NLT
I am a normad…
That’s right, I am a nomad. Because earth is only a temporary place for me. I’m just passing through and I’m longing to go Home.
Jesus was sent by God to rescue His own people. Earth is a war zone (in my opinion) where people fight for fame and other things that last only for this life time. It has been so long that this world is occupied by Sin, causing tears, pain, suffering and death.
I met Jesus when I was 19 and I am really thankful to have met Him. He left me with a message and instructions on how to be ready to be Home. I have been told that there is a better place to be. A place that there is no more tears and death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever, and this place is called Heaven.
Jesus had come to earth giving this Good News that one day we will be free from bondage. While we are still here in this “war zone”, we have hope and we learn how to live God’s way. Our eyes are not on earthly things but keeping the eye on the Promise; the eternal life in Heaven with God. To go there, be gotta be ready!
So why shall we get even when someone causes us trouble? Why do we do things to get attention or the overnight fame? Why do we compare and compete with others and make ourselves despair? Why do we want more when we actually have enough? All these things are meaningless. They make no sense when you know there is something else far better.
Yes, I am a nomad, I’m longing to go Home.