http://pugener.wordpress.com/. That’s where I read this verse. This verse is what’s bringing about these thoughts. You can follow Tam, she’s grateful for things.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:13-16
I opened my Bible right after reading these few verses and read through all 11&12. It’s very thought provoking. It goes on about how all of these people in the bible have been promised things by God but didn’t actually receive what had been promised until Heaven. “…admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on Earth”
Chapter 12 will probably ring some bells for you… “Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith”. 12 is more about discipline, receiving, submitting, embracing, changing.
This verse has a unique importance in my heart as of late and as this concludes, I just wanted to share it with you. Thank you Tam for sharing it with me.