Leaving the house is a rare event these days. Sometimes I forget how different things are outside right now, until I drive by the sunset and see all the ships just floating in limbo...not at their home port and not yet arriving at their destination.
Seeing these today reminds me of how we find ourselves floating in limbo, as well. Yesterday we celebrated this Easter season—He has risen! Things are different for us today because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the grave. We, too, have a chance for a new life! It’s why we get so excited this time of year.
But sometimes WE are changed and yet the circumstances AROUND us haven’t...how do we live now? We celebrated a victory yesterday but yet here we are, lingering in the “now but not yet” limbo until He returns again to take us home.
Don’t lose hope, friends. God is on the move—He didn’t leave us behind, and He didn’t leave us alone. Jesus has gone ahead to prepare a place for us, and while He’s away, we’re tasked with sharing the good news with as many as we can. I love how Paul puts it:
“For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.” (Philippians 1:21-24)
You’re no longer at your original port, but you’re not yet docked at your final destination. Keep going, whether it means full speed ahead or floating until further notice...but don’t stop until He returns.