Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sandcastles aren't Good Homes

We are bound by the Creator of the universe to no longer waste our time on pursuits that will not last. Those endeavors that are the sandcastles we at one time called our homes. Within which we built our lives and around which we built our community. But when the call came and the Sovereign God said, “Let light shine out of darkness.” We saw the sandcastle for what it was, failing.

Now we understand, “Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.” (Heb 13:12-13) For all that is not built on Christ is a sandcastle and all that we cling to in this life will be washed away with the tide.

We are the people with no nationality, no city and no home. We wonder outside the sandcastle camp for that is where our Jesus is; looking to the Reward is our theme for in the Reward is home. But in this life, though comfort will be found, the constant prodding of this world not being home will mark all our decisions.

Indeed we are sojourners in a distant country. Thus be wary for this land is full of dastardly fellows that wish nothing more than to see the redeemed sin. Wear well the armor of your King. Fight well the fight of faith. Stand firm in the righteousness of your Savior. You, believer, are a beloved child and will soon be home.

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