New International Version
16 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.
What are you looking for this Christmas? In the faith chapter they were looking for a better place. You can wrap up the biggest present and it want last much longer than the moment you open it but God has a better place for you and He gave you the greatest gift of all Jesus. All He ask was for us to have faith to believe that Jesus goes to prepare a place for us. In the KJV the word “now” means as the situation presently stands. they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. The patriarchs sought something better than the temporal presence of earthly values. Don’t look at your present situation look at what God has for you when it is all finished. He has promised a better place for all of us. We just don’t see the whole picture God does and He only wants the best for His children.
Go out today and look for the best in everything.