“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
The Oxford Don is referring to Adam in the garden, having been placed there by The Creator. In his genes, which we all share, is the principle of paradise and of a fallen race that can no longer live at peace in paradise or earth. At least the thought of this reality burned in Paul’s heart when he wrote in Romans 8:22, “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
Due to this biblical truth we humans face a struggle within concerning who and what we are. Even those who have received redemption in Christ are still longing for the return to paradise, while living in a world which itself is groaning in travail awaiting the unveiling of the perfected Sons of God in Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:19, “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
Focusing on this current life invites misery. The “above” life joy, but still the heart vacancy. So we write, sing and thirst for home.
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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