“Oh, how I long for heaven in a place called earth. Where every son and daughter will know their worth. Where all of the streets resound with thunderous joy. Oh, how I long for heaven in a place called earth.”
C.S. Lewis once said, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” Lauren Daigle and Jon Foreman’s new duet ripped the optimistic callouses off my soul as they gave me renewed permission to recognize the gap between what is and what is to come.
I immediately felt like I heard this song before, but I hadn’t. It’s like I’ve been waiting to hear this song for the last 9 months. The last year has shown me how far from heaven we really are and has left me praying many times, “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Jon Foreman’s new album is aptly titled Departure… songs born from the Journey, not the destination.