Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Not Our Home

We drove up to see our youngest son this weekend to attend a couple of concerts he was in. It has been almost a year since we have had the opportunity to see him play and this was a two for one (one weekend two concerts) We also had a day to do some sight seeing in DC, such a treat because it was a gorgeous day outside. Enjoyed both concerts, the day of touring was fun and the weekend seemed to end as quickly as it began.

Driving home, I remarked to my husband that I felt like I was a little out of place in the area, it was a different culture, (for lack of a better word) it was young, professional, physically active, electronically connected and busy. I enjoyed visiting...always do, but DC is not like home.

Then I started thinking, isn't this how we are to feel here on earth, kind of out of place, strangers in a foreign land. This truth should influence the choices I make, my attitudes, what I hold as valuable and important, how tightly I hold onto things ... the list could on but you get the message. It is so easy for me to lose view of eternity, reminded again that I am just passing through....this earth is not my home.


Debbie said...

Amen to this! So true and something we really do need to dwell on and remember. We are only passing through. How different it makes our prospective huh? Hope you had a good day!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I wonder if the longer we are here on earth the more we start longing for home...our eternal home

what a fun weekend with your son...all of my sons have wanted to be in a band,

Creations By Cindy said...

Yes my friend we are only passing through! Our new home will be glorious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Maryann, I also love the song It is Well With My Soul!!
Because all of this is just the learning curve for our real adventure (with Him).
And even you and I will make mention of our blogging days and did it bring Him glory?
I would love to keep in touch and become bloggy friends!
I can feel a sweet draw to His Spirit from your words.
I think it is wonderful that you still have your Momma with you!
May His peace and strength be our commom bond.
Blessings, Roxy

no spring chicken said...

We need to constantly have these reminders. It puts EVERYTHING into perspective! Encouraging post. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Nancy said...

It's easy to get entrenched with early things and forget that we do not belong here but I think God is always reminding us we are not at home here....

So glad you got to visit with your son and and hear him play. I know he made you proud.

I wanted to answer your question from my blog the other day...I use Photoshop and Lightroom 4 to process my pictures...Thanks for asking...

Farm Girl said...

What good thoughts. I do think that sometimes when I think about how much I like it here and I am reminded there I go again getting too comfortable in a place that isn't home.
So nice to get to see your son in two concerts.
I bet it was nice. Have a nice weekend.

Camille said...

Truly a wonderful thought...this is not our HOME!! I like that photo of you and your son (I'm assuming that's who's in the picture). How fun that you were able to attend two of his concerts, Maryann. I'm sure it brought you much joy. What does he play?

Blessings to you!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet photo of you and your son! Oh, so many times I am so thankful this is not my home ~ I'm just a passing through. Lovely photo and post to remind me once again :)