Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination. As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God. But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven. It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.
This is day sixteen from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”. Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.
A Home Of Majesty
“The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.“
Hebrews 8:1-2 (NIV)
What image comes to your mind when you think of majesty? What does your dream home look like? Do you expect it will ever be a reality, or just a dream? Why? Is it possible to build a place with all of the best and most valuable materials, and it not be majestic? What does it take for something, or someone, to truly have majesty? Have you ever walked into a room or building and simply said, “Wow!” (in a good way)? What was so impressive?
As I travel, there are times I walk into a building and am instantly impressed by the majesty that it presents. I am often more impressed by the majesty that I find out on a hike when I am surrounded by the true majesty of God’s creation. While mankind has been gifted by God to build things which are beautiful and majestic, they all fall short of the majesty that flows from the very presence of God. As you pray, ask God to help you notice the glimpses of His majesty that He has surrounded you with. Pray that you would do your best each day to reflect the majesty that God has created in you. Pray that you would never tire of the “Wow!” factor.