Quest for a better place!
This quest seems to be more intense in the hearts of people who have abandoned religious superstition.
Man’s quest for a better place of dwelling is universal and time immemorial. Given the chance to improve quality of life in a better place, he will readily abandon his geography, tradition, language, culture and religion in order to take advantage of the given chance. The one who differs such a chance might be an anomaly.
But, when the sense of arrival at a new destination is fully actualized, he then begins to ward off the invaders/intruders threatening his new found perfect existence.
But man appears to have caught a plague that never leaves him. How perfect a place he may find, due to the accompanying plague, the need to find still better a place never comes to end.
Globalization is the culmination of long lasting human quest for a better country. Ironically due to this quest, there is no place on earth where man can ever realize his dream of finding a perfect place of existence.
It is because of this quest that the Bible says “Abraham was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10).
Abraham’s quest for a better place is symbolic for the whole human race. However, his quest for a better dwelling place is answered only in Christ. Outside of Christ, there is no end to this search.
How hard we may try to comfort ourselves by saying “I live in a great country, I have a great job, I have a great health, I have a great family, I have everything I wanted”, but the fact of changing nature of material existence is always at the door.
There is no guarantee of the status quo even for tomorrow. The writer of Hebrews thus exhorts his followers to fix their eyes on Jesus who is the author and finisher of their faith; Jesus never changes (13:8), and thus in him we find perfect dwelling place, perfect rest for our thirsty soul (Matthew 11:28–30).