Did you know that I live in temporary housing? And this may come as news to you, but I know that you live in temporary housing, too. Even though I’ve never been to many of your houses, I do know what color some of them are. To be honest, the paint is thinning on more than a few of them.
Everyone lives in temporary housing. It’s called your body. What feels like a permanent dwelling while in your 20’s begins to show signs of wear and tear in your 40’s (or sooner). As you grow older, the idea of permanent housing begins to lose steam.
Our temporary housing is the cause of much confusion and heartache.
Since we live in temporary housing, we tend to be shortsighted. We live moment-to-moment, a consequence of living in a temporary abode. Instead of finding a lasting satisfaction, we live on short bursts of enthusiasm or success.
Although we live in temporary housing, we were created for an eternal purpose. When we are aligned with God’s purpose, we find meaning in our temporary existence — a meaning that transcends the moment but gives direction and purpose to the moment.
We must continually remind ourselves of the words in old hymn, “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through.”
“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.“ — 2 Corinthians 5:1