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My kingdom does not belong to this world.”
John 18:36 (NCV)

Unhappiness on earth cultivates a hunger for heaven. By gracing us with a deep
dissatisfaction, God holds our attention. The only tragedy, then, is to be satisfied
prematurely. To settle for earth. To be content in a strange land…

We are not happy here because we are not at home here. We are not happy here
because we are not supposed to be happy here. We are “like foreigners and strangers
in this world.” (1 Peter 2:11)…

And you will never be completely happy on earth simply because you were not made
for earth. Oh, you will have your moments of joy. You will catch glimpses of light.
You will know moments or even days of peace. But they simply do not compare with
the happiness that lies ahead.

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