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  • Writer's pictureEunice Wilkie

A World of My Own

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't.
And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures

If you could invent your own world, what kind of place would it be? If you went on a long visit to this other world, would you miss the real world we inhabit, and wish to return?

There is another world Christians will one day inhabit – as real as this one and so glorious that it is impossible to exaggerate its splendours. And that world lasts forever and ever, unlike the fragile, transient nature of this one. The reality is that, as far as God is concerned, we are more suited to live there than we are to live in this world.

We have new life which fits us to be there

(2 Corinthians 5:17; John 5:24);

We are citizens who belong there

(Philippians 3:20-21);

We have a rich inheritance waiting for us there

(1 Peter 1:4).

I wonder how much time we spend preparing for, and dwelling on, that future world…

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy,
the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

C. S. Lewis

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