For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.2 Corinthians 5:1-5
It’s not an inappropriate time to remind ourselves that the world is fallen and that the body that we currently reside within is a mere tent compared to the home that will be our future state of being. Groaning is an apt description of the human condition, even with all of the blessings in Christ that we receive on this earth. Deep within our hearts we know that we are made for more than this.