It is not a sin to long for Heaven. If we know Jesus, we know that in Heaven all our burdens and pain will be lifted forever. It is, as the apostle Paul stated, “better by far” to be in Heaven with Jesus than to be suffering on this sin-filled earth. At the same time, though, God has a purpose in keeping us here until He finally takes us home. He has things to teach us about Himself, and He can still use us to bless others.
Keep your eyes on eternity – but also seek Christ’s will for you right now, no matter what you are facing.
I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day