This book by Randy Alcorn has become a source of great encouragement this year. In a fast-paced world it is not uncommon for us to get too focused on the here and now. “Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective” helps redirect my thoughts to my real home—HEAVEN! Everything God has created is good, but it has been given to us as a gift to draw our attention to the Giver, the Creator, to God Himself. This book will help keep your mind focused on the eternal.
I would recommend adding this book to your library.
On “Day 10” Alcorn writes:
When I travel, I find particular joy in those places that remind me of my lifelong home in Oregon. Likewise, one of the greatest joys that Christian pilgrims find in this world is in those moments when it reminds them of Heaven, their true home they’ve read about and dreamed of. They live with the exhilarating assurance that at this very moment their beloved Savior is making it ready for them.
The Bible tells us we are pilgrims, strangers, aliens and ambassadors working far from home. Our citizenship is in Heaven. But we’ve become so attached to this world that we live for the wrong kingdom. We forget our true home, built for us by our Bridegroom.
Nothing is more often misdiagnosed than our homesickness for Heaven. We think that what we want is money, sex, drugs, alcohol, a new job, a raise, a doctorate, a spouse, a large-screen television, a new car, a vacation. What we really want is the Person we were made for, Jesus, and the place we were made for, Heaven. Nothing less can satisfy us. “Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts” (Isaiah 26:8).
Perspectives from God’s Word
“In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also” (John 14:2–3).
“My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23).
Perspectives from God’s People
“To come to Thee is to come home from exile, to come to land out of the raging storm, to come to rest after long labour, to come to the goal of my desires and the summit of my wishes.” —Charles Spurgeon
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” —C. S. Lewis More
Watch the video Homesick for Heaven: www.epm.org/homesick
Source: Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective by Randy Alcorn