We’re just passing through

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Thoughts on God

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18:36 ESV)

I once mused on the following anecdote among some old friends:

On this side of eternity we are just in transit – whether we are on a train, or waiting to embark one at a station.

There’s no real need for heavy luggage, or even a carry-on bag, because when we arrive at the Terminal we’ll have to leave them all behind…we can’t go through customs with them. No material luggage (earthly possessions – houses, cars, etc.), and no emotional baggages either, will be permitted to get across the Pearly Gates customs.

Everything we’ll ever need or dream of awaits us beyond the Terminal, on the other side of eternity. The LORD Himself will be all we ever need on the other side!

Imagining this freedom, it’s hard to think of keeping it to yourself. How might lives change if, while we are in transit, we were to implore as many passengers as we can to catch the right train to the Terminal. Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6 ESV)

How would viewing yourself as just a traveler in this world change the way you live for Christ?


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