Devo I don’t belong here
Isaiah 5:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
I watched a video of a man sign into law, (with a big smile on his face and to the applauses of many) a law that made it legal in New York to slaughter babies in the womb up to day of birth. I was horrified and sicken to think I live in a country that we rejoice at the murder of babies in a place where their own mothers should see to it, they are safe. It’s not just the death of the babies it is the death of conscious in our mothers, law makers, leaders, and much of the nation. God says that children are a reward from heaven. They are a gift from God. The world says they are a deficient, a bother, an inconvenience. Instead of being a sweet gift they lead to a bitter life of regret. You could have so much more. They are evil and not good. I plain don’t belong here anymore is how I feel. This world is having less of a hold on me.
Hebrews 11:13-16 New International Version (NIV)
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
My wife went to heaven as a teenager. She was in her canopy bed which she loved and thought was so beautiful. When she returned to her body, she said the first thing she saw was that canopy above her. She said it looked like a skeleton and looked so ugly compared to all she saw. It was faded glory to come back. She long to go back to Heaven. That is how I feel about this world. Oh! how I long to be in Christ’s presence. This world has become so evil and ugly I long to be with Christ just as Paul spoke about. To live is Christ but to die is gain.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane