Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Verses that inspire

Have you come across a verse or two that has inspired you recently?

This meant a great deal to me this past week:
But our citizenship is in heaven.And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:20-21) 
In junior high school, our class would often sing:

"This world is not my home, I'm just a-traveling through.
If heaven's not my home, then Lord what will I do?
The angels beckon me, from heaven's open door, and
I can't feel at home in this world any more!"

Of course, most junior high students have no clue what they are really singing about. Not really. You don't get that kind of wisdom and life-knowledge until you have lived a little longer!

Having dealt with death in our family this year, these verses and songs mean even more to me. Isn't this a precious promise?
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (I Corinthians 15:51-52)
I'm reminded of a quote from one of my favorite authors:
“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  ~ C.S. Lewis
Has a verse inspired you recently, and will you share it with all of us?


Cathy said...

I love this promise, that the Lord will establish His faithfulness forever.

1 I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness."

Katie Isabella said...

I and my sons are so looking toward this in the by and by!