Because we weren’t made for this world.
Sure, we have our moments... those glorious, all is right in the world, fleeting, and emotionally satisfying slices of life.
I love them.
But, truth be told, they don’t last very long.
Which is why I’m banking on the next life.
As Max Lucado writes:
Your faith and your hope are in God.
Or as Peter puts it:
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God (1 Peter 1:18-21 — Bold text added for emphasis.).
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We weren't made for this world?Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest
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