Tentmaker

I am done with camping for a good while! If you’ve ever gone camping, you know it’s a lot of fun…but not for very long. After a few days, you start longing for things like a shower, walls, and a real bed. A rainstorm in the middle of the night speeds up one’s dislike of camping. Camping is a temporary situation. In 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Paul, who’s was a tentmaker, uses the analogy of a tent to talk about the true nature of this life. He stated “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens”. The comparison is simple. Tents are temporary. Houses are not. Tents are flimsy. Houses are sturdy. Houses are comfortable. Tents are terrible! Our earthly tent is wearing out, but our heavenly home  is eternal!  We finally made it home tonight. I took a hot shower, turned on the air conditioner, and crawled into a soft bed. I can tell you firsthand tonight that a house is much better than a tent. Next time things get rough remember that this life is just one giant camping trip, but home is around the corner! Serving Him Together Daniel

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