“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image from glory to glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
If you #ETJ, I bet you’ve felt it.
It pulls us across the world, through crowded airports, to cities where people speak languages we don’t understand. It calls us to climb tall peaks, breathe in holy mountain air, and stand in awe as the sun rises again over the earth. It’s almost inexpressible, like being surprised again with new eyes by the might of the Pacific or the impossibility of the night sky.
Deep inside of us, there’s a longing like homesickness for a home we haven’t yet known.
We’re sojourners and strangers on this Earth. We wait for the true King to return and restore His captive country. We’re His fiancés, enjoying the engagement period before the coming wedding. In the deepest parts of ourselves we hear the King’s voice, pursuing us, reminding us of who He is through what He has made.
So get out there in it! Breathe it in. Follow Him to the ends of the Earth. Listen as beauty and adventure speak of another country, our true home. Hear with wonderment as the Earth that’s been made speaks of the invisible things. Enjoy the journey! But don’t be fooled into believing there is such a thing as a destination. This whole life is a journey. Our destination is home, and it’s on the other side of the last great adventure.
From glory to glory, #ETJ.
“It’s that unnamable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World's End, the opening lines of Kubla Khan, the morning cobwebs in late summer, the noise of falling waves.”