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.Hebrews 11:13
Today is the one-year anniversary marking the passing of Patrina’s Mom, Ruth. Patrina asked out loud what the past year has been for her mom and for others we’ve lost over the years including my Dad more than thirty-two years ago.
As the office manager for one of the doctors once reminded me, death isn’t final. We have hope for something more because we are “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” (Hebrews 11:16).
Most of our dreams are for this life, but the author of Hebrews reminds us that there is something more and at the foundation of what is more is a desire, a passion for God.
He continues to look for people who will seek Him with all their hearts.