#TheologyThursday: Travel Edition
This one is going to be fast because we are at the Edinburgh airport about to board a flight to London. After a quick trip down to London we get on a flight to Miami. Short jump over the pond and we board a flight to Nashville. In less than 24 hours we will be home and vacation/work/visa application/conference trip begins. We are looking forward to this time.
All of the anticipation, excitement, and stress has had me thinking. This trip will reunite us with friends and family. We are looking forward to our time with them. However, I wonder how often I have this same anticipation, excitement, and stress about the day that we will be gathered with Christ the Lord. I look forward to it, but it often seems ethereal and so far in the distant. While we have prepared to go to the States, our entire life revolved around what needed to get done before we left. I wonder how much the reality of Christ's return and a day when the longings for home that we currently have (which are only faint types and shadows), is what defines how I live and prioritize my life.
Today we board a plane and shortly our anticipations and longings will be fulfilled. One day Christ will come back and usher in the new heavens and new earth. How can my life be shaped by that reality? How does that truth change my priorities?