Next Wednesday the youth girls are going to a nursing home and passing out stuffed animals to the residents. In preparation, I went to a local thrift store to buy some stuffed animals. While there I found a CD soundtrack of “The Prince of Egypt.” I played the CD in the car and the lyrics for one of the songs, “Deliver Us,” made me think about what Christ did for me:
Hear our prayer
There’s a land you promised us
Out of bondage and
Deliver us to the promised land…” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WKN0XF8-3Q)
It made me realize that everyone who is a believer and a follower of Christ is delivered from bondage and they will see the “promised land” when they enter the “New Heaven” and the “New Earth” – “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared… Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” (Rev. 21:1-4).
Sometimes I wonder if such a place will really exist. My mind and my flesh can’t really comprehend it, but when I read these words, I am reassured in my spirit that this must be a real place and that I will see it one day because God doesn’t lie.
A very wise professor said that all Christians are in the wilderness now but when Christ returns again then He will take us out of the wilderness and that’s when we will be home—our “promised land.”