“And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head,”“ Matthew 8:19-20.
In this world many of us have homes and a place to live in that we can call our own, and yet as we read in the text above, the Son of Man had no place to even lay His head.
Some have lavish homes to live in that are filled with wonderful things, and yet many in this day, live upon the streets. Their only shelter may well be just sections of cardboard that is slapped together. These are those who wander every day going to soup kitchens and other such places, to find something to eat.
And yet we are told and we should know, that this earth is not our ultimate home. We are merely sojourners here. Our permanent resting place is in the city whose walls and foundations find their resting place in God alone.
No matter how luxurious our homes upon this earth have been adorned, they pale in appearance to that city. For what city but that one, would have twelve foundations with each one being constructed of a unique and precious stone?
What great city could boast of having twelve gates, with each one being made up of a single pearl? What city could boast of having streets paved with pure gold?
“For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding,” 1 Chronicles 29:15.
My wife and I are considering to become more mobile, and to find an RV that we can travel and live in. Over the years we have lived in a variety of different homes and places, and as we are now approaching our later years, this seems to be a viable alternative.
So many of our belongings and furniture will be left behind as we attempt to consolidate and live more simply. It remains to be seen how all of this will be accomplished, but the dream may well become reality in some point and time.
One can find themselves looking backwards to the times of living in places where children were growing up and become nostalgic. And yet, there can be a great sense of freedom in living on the open road, visiting this person, or simply finding scenery and places, of beauty in different surroundings.
I am reminded of the small village of Anatevka. All who lived there were asked to leave and find another place to live. This had been their home for many years. As Tevye and his wife left their small Ukranian village, to migrate to America, they had to leave all behind.
Tevye sees the fiddler and motions to him to come alongside them as a symbol, that even though he must leave his town, his traditions and beliefs will continue.
“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee,” Genesis 12:1.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?