Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Western Religions

Hotel Does Not Spell Home

See also

In today's article, Dr. De'Andrea Wiggins compares a visit to a hotel to our temporary dwelling here on Earth. Just as a hotel is not home, this is not our eternal resting place.

As I sat in my hotel room during my most recent conference, I began to think on the luxurious amenities that the hotel offers that my home does not. Even with the great views, convenient shopping and dining locations, a hotel is still a temporary location. Although I enjoyed my stay immensely, I longed to be at home in the comfort of my own bed.

Likewise, the Bible tells us that "our bodies are like tents that we live in here on earth. But when these tents are destroyed, we know that God will give each of us a place to live. These homes will not be buildings that someone has made, but they are in heaven and will last forever. While we are here on earth, we sigh because we want to live in that heavenly home" (2 Corinthians 5:1-2 Contemporary English Version).

It is good and pleasant to enjoy our time here on Earth; however, many of us long for that eternal dwelling place that Jesus went to prepare for us (John 14:2) in the Heavens. Similarly, it's nice to get away at a hotel or resort, but there is no place like home.



  • ESPYS party
    Athletes and celebrities hit the red carpet at Body at the ESPYS party
    Today's Buzz
  • Healthy balance
    Keeping a healthy balance is so important for your own well-being
    15 Photos
  • Apollo
    NASA observes 45th anniversary of Apollo 11: One giant leap for mankind
    14 Photos
  • Unique jewelry
    Nothing catches the eye or completes and outfit like a great piece of jewelry
    12 Photos
  • Student Farmworker Alliance
    Student-Farmworker Alliance launches 'Boot the Braids' web site
    15 Photos
  • Exercise
    Find out why you should exercise to compliment your diet
    10 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Review of the movie 'Persecuted'
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • A Look Back 24 March 2014
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life, by Robert Benson
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>