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Ghost Town

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:20)

As you know, I love riding motorcycles. For at least a decade, a group of us will get together every year and take a motorcycle trip. On one of the rides, we were heading back home. We went through an extremely windy section in Kansas, out in the middle of nowhere. When we decided to get off the road, we saw a small town. We had no idea what the town’s name was. 

When we stopped, we quickly realized this place looked like a town where time had stood still. Before the Interstate bypassed the town, it was probably a thriving town. Now, it was nothing. As we drove through, I found myself amazed at the main street of this town. 

It was filled with abandoned buildings that were boarded up. Some of them had signs on the windows of once thriving businesses. While riding through, we quickly pulled up our masks from our helmets. I caught the whiff of mildew and found myself feeling very sad. Once, there was a thriving little town here, and now it was nothing. Only one or two buildings were operational, while over 90 % of the buildings were abandoned. 

When I see things like that, sadness comes over me. I am thinking, for whatever reason, it is lost and gone. It is never to be revived again. That is the way this world will be one day.  

We need to understand that the epitaph for our world is clear in Scripture. We need to be reminded that this world will not last forever. The economy here will not last forever. This World System will not last forever, so don’t build your hope here. Our hope is to be built in heaven, our true home. That’s where we will spend eternity. We were made for that eternal home!

8 Comments

  1. Jennifer on June 13, 2022 at 4:38 am

    My hope is built on nothing less than in Jesus Christ…. and his righteousness…

  2. James W Howell on June 13, 2022 at 7:41 am

    JESUS , You are The Way. Trust GOD His. Word.

  3. Betty Laughlin on June 13, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I am waiting for the day when I will be in the presence of Jesus to live with Him for all of eternity and never abandoned

  4. Robin Campbell on June 13, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Amen. Help us, Lord to stay focused. In Jesus name. Amen.

  5. Helen Callis on June 13, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Oh yes, Praise God. I want to go home with Jesus. I am so tired of this place here and want to go home. Praise Jesus. I love you lord so much. Amen

  6. Kelly on June 13, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Sad but true

  7. Vanequa on June 14, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Amen

  8. Susette Loughney on June 14, 2022 at 7:14 am

    Amen.

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