We’re on a Journey to Eternity

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

Luke 12:32

Ponder This

Sheep are nomadic. They always wander. If they’re not wandering, they’re being led by the shepherd. Beside the still waters, in the green pastures, through the dark valley, over hill, and beyond—they’re led (see Psalm 23). They don’t settle down and stay in one place. God doesn’t intend for us to settle down here because this world is not our home. We’re just passing through. Hebrews 11:8 says, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” He didn’t have to know. By faith, he sojourned in the land of promise.

Hebrews 11:10 says, “For he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” I feel the same way. One of these days I’m going to settle down. All of us are just pilgrims right now. Heaven, our true destination, is going to be a place of constancy: a place of constant joy, a place of constant service, and a place of constant praise.

  • What are some things you long for in Heaven?
  • What would it look like to treat Earth like a temporary home without neglecting the things God has called you to while you are here?

Practice This

Set up a daily reminder to keep sight of Heaven as your true destination. Consider an index card, a reminder on your phone, or a strategically placed sticky note.