"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Better Country

"All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them."
                                                                              ~Hebrews 11:13-16


  1. This is a precious post, Lissie, as I slowly memorize Hebrews 11. Thanks for inspiring me to pick up the speed a bit so that I can get to the wonderful truths you've shared here.

    Would love to hear what was rolling around inside you that caused you to post this!

    With MUCH love,

  2. This verse has been a blessing to me ever since you posted. It is a beautiful/joy-giving/peaceful/convicting/hopeful passage. Thanks, Alison.

  3. Thank you, Mom! Heaven is a glorious thing to look forward to, isn't it? Love you :)

    I'm so glad to hear that, Josh! It blesses my day-thank you :)I'm so grateful that we have a better country and Hope to cling to.