Highway of the Heart – A Christian’s Hope of Heaven

The psalmist portrays what abides within him — a highway leading to the land of Zion

“O weary traveler, do not allow your heart its desired detours. Sin’s empty rest will only slow your step. Set your face toward Zion, let nothing slow your pace. We are almost home.”

 

A Christian is a traveler whose heart is set on heaven. The psalmist portrays what abides within him—a highway leading to the land of Zion. Though the grass appears green in the valley of Sodom, they have the eye of Abraham who would not venture there because he knew its danger. Rather, they see God’s dwelling place as lovely.

The songs of their soul are of a place far away from this world. A curious joy calls them onward though all around them drains downward. The highway does at times wind through the valleys of tears, yet they do not fear the threatening cloud. For God breaks the cloud to rain down mercy upon their brow. Therefore their heart prays knowing He hears them. Their trust is in the One whose eye is ever upon them.

Honor in this life is received with thankfulness, but it is not their love. To them, the greater honor is to serve in the King’s castle.

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