A House Not Made With Hands

A House Not Made With Hands

I read in the news yesterday that 1 in 5 people in the US has lost a loved one to Covid. Other countries may be more or less, but the pandemic has brought home the reality that we are not long for this world. Then what? What perspective shall we have?

For those in Christ, Paul’s words yield a firm answer.

“For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.” (2 Corinthians 5:1-5)

Take a moment to reflect on this passage and consider these questions:

  • Do I feel Paul’s words are true? Why or why not?
  • Where is my hope?
  • What groaning do I sense in my life?
  • How does this passage influence my life today?

Maranatha (Come Lord!)