Monday, December 1, 2008

Eternity In Our Hearts

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11

Ever felt like you just didn't really belong somewhere? Like all but one of the puzzle pieces fit--something just didn't feel completely right? Maybe that's how we as believers are supposed to feel about our brief journey through this life. Maybe it will never feel totally like home.

Back in the 70's BJ Thomas had a beautiful song called "Home Where I Belong"--

They say that heaven's pretty, and livin' here is too
But if they'd say that I would have to choose between the two
I'd go home. I'd go home where I belong

Sometimes when I'm dreamin' it comes as no suprise
That if you look and see that homesick feelin' in my eyes
I'm goin' home--goin' home where I belong.

And while I'm here I'll serve Him gladly
And sing Him all these songs
I'm here--but not for long

When I'm feelin' lonely and when I'm feelin' blue
It's such a joy to know that I am only passin' through
I'm going home, going home where I belong

One day I'll be sleepin' when death knocks on my door
And I'll awake to find that I'm not homesick anymore
'Cause I'll be home, I'll be home where I belong.

Yeah. See you at home!

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I was looking over my journals over the thanksgiving holidays when I had some extra time, and I noticed that a couple of years ago (well almost) the spring of 2007, beFORI decided to rededicate my life to the Lord (later that summer/fall) I had journaled about coming across Ecclesiastes 3:1. I guess I had either opened up my bible or looks at some old notes or something. But the verse was so helpful at the time when I was feeling anxious and worried about the future. It gave me an ounce of peace to think that God has set everything in exhistence, that he was in control, and that try as I might, I wouldn't know the future, so I really shouldn't worry about it.
The kicker was that second part where it says "...yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end " and then I realized I couldn't fathom the scope of God's creation, or even his plan for my life and it put things into perspective.

It was encouraging that I journaled then, because it showed me that God was working on me over time, even when I didn't realize it.

He is Great and greatly to be praised!