Hey y’all! It’s Jen of ::Meditatio:: again. I was planning to post more than once a week here while Beth Anne is in Europe but my husband and son seem to want unreasonable things like food and clean laundry so I haven’t had much of a chance to come up with something worth saying.
I’m a huge fan of C.S. Lewis’ writings and seem to keep coming back to the following quote:
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
I see Not of This World stickers on cars and occasionally on t-shirts so it’s something I tend to smile at and ignore. However, it’s a valid point — those of us who follow Jesus are no longer part of “the world” by our baptisms. Lutherans describe it as “an outward sign of an inward grace” but I think it’s pretty much an indelible mark on our souls and it causes us to long for better things that cannot be found in this life. I’m reminded of the end of The Last Battle which is the last book in the Chronicles of Narnia where they discover that the Narnia they knew and the earth they knew were mere shadows of what was real and what was to come. I think we as Christians are longing for what is to come and I think many of us know in our hearts that what we see in this world cannot compare.