5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 NIV
Grief is a strange thing. In my personal experience, it comes in waves. All too recently this scripture has come alive to me in a fresh way. Our mortal bodies are only temporary and when we meet Jesus, we truly don’t take anything with us. As we’re currently cleaning out my grandma’s house after her passing earlier this year, I encountered this scripture in reality. Years and even decades of possessions accumulated only left to be sorted through.
This process really got me thinking. What possessions (spirituality and worldly) am I accumulating in my life? What things do I still need to sort through and complete an inventory of? I can only hope and pray that at the end of my life, no matter my amount of accumulated worldly possessions, I will have stored up many more treasures in Heaven. It’s definitely been thought provoking and challenging.
Now, I want to challenge you to do the same. Ask God to help you sort through the things you’re accumulating in your life. Once God begins to reveal things to you, your perspective of earthly things will begin to shift.
Thank you for this reality of heaven here on Earth. Thank you for the reminder nothing we have now will last forever. This life is truly our temporary home. Thanks for being the One who holds the future.
In Your Name we pray,
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