This world is not our home. I’m reminded of that whenever I or someone close to me experiences pain and trouble. Things aren’t the way they are supposed to be.
But someday…someday…God is going to right every wrong. Someday, all the poor and powerless will be invited to sit down at a great feast in the presence of God. Someday, every tear will be wiped away and we no longer experience pain and suffering and loss.
Normally, I do my devotional Bible reading in the ESV version. But this week, I’ve also been doing some reading in the Message version. I love how Eugene Peterson translates Psalm 22:25-29-
Here in this great gathering for worship
I have discovered this praise-life.
And I’ll do what I promised right here
in front of the God-worshipers.
Down-and-outers sit at God’s table
and eat their fill.
Everyone on the hunt for God
is here, praising him.
“Live it up, from head to toe.
Don’t ever quit!”
From the four corners of the earth
people are coming to their senses,
are running back to God.
are falling on their faces before him.
God has taken charge;
from now on he has the last word.
All the power-mongers are before him
All the poor and powerless, too
Along with those who never got it together
Amen! God will have the last word. Someday, someday, we will find our true home.
2 thoughts on “Someday, Someday”
I’m interested to hear more about what you think is our “true home”. As Christians we live in a strange period in which, if we just take a look around it is obvious that yes, this world is not as it should be, so it then becomes necessary that we develop a HOPE that God will indeed put everything to right. But we also at the very same time must have an equally balanced FAITH that God has already broken into this world, and established His reign and is ruling even right now! It is a difficult task to live in these two realities, (the world has been set to rights, the world has not yet been set to rights) but for me it is an important to know that God is at work within THIS world and one day all of creation will be redeemed.
Absolutely! We live in the tension of the reality of already/not yet. God has crashed into our world by sending his son Jesus. But someday, heaven will crash into Earth and we will live face to face with God.