Not of This World

I often wonder if my wanderlust for places nonexistent,

Is really such a gift.

A desire so strong, can it be wrong, to long

For Narnia, Camelot, and kingdoms far far away.

My heart, it longs,

For ancient ruins,

Long forgotten palaces,

Of forests deep and wide,

Rivers rushing past, whispering my name,

Beckoning with a quiet melody.

And although I know none of it is real,

I wish for it all still.

My heart yearns for stone castles,

Knights and ladies,

Grand kings and queens in glittering regalia;

Talking beasts, magnificent and wild,

Oceans far and wide, crashing and roaring their siren song,

Adventures in vast, unexplored terrain.

Oh, how my heart aches for it all,

The beauty that calls.

Yet in my unrequited desire,

My heart remembers a promise,

A pledge my King has spoken:

He has taken that which was broken,

And made it whole.

His kingdom,

Not of this world, is far grander,

Than anything my heart can long for,

And more beautiful than any foreign world my mind imagines.

 

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’ And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:1-5

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

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Images in collage are all from Pinterest, as well as the cover image.

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