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《静夜思》出于唐代著名诗人李白,收录在唐诗三百首当中,是家喻户晓、脍炙人口的名作。

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据说诗人在旅舍中写下此诗。在寂静的夜里,诗人举头仰望天空的月亮,或许想起了童年的快乐时光。乡愁常常浮上游子的心头,离家越久,这思念越是浓郁。彼时的诗人该是多么想念故乡啊。

每人对故乡的思念之情是与生俱来的。圣经说我们在天使世界犯罪才被驱逐到地球。我们信心的先祖也自称在世上“是客旅,是寄居的”。(希伯来书11:13)天国才是我们想念,要回归的故乡。因此,人类天生就向往着属灵的世界。

 希伯来书 11: 14-16  说这样话的人,是表明自己要找一个家乡。 15 他们若想念所离开的家乡,还有可以回去的机会。 16 他们却羡慕一个更美的家乡,就是在天上的。所以上帝被称为他们的上帝,并不以为耻,因为他已经给他们预备了一座城。

腓立比书 3:20 我们却是天上的国民,并且等候救主,就是主耶稣基督,从天上降临。

这地球并非永远的家园。上帝为我们预备的故乡是没有死亡、哭号和疼痛的美丽之地。那也是人眼未曾见过,人耳未曾听过,人心无法想象的奇妙世界。

永远的天国才是我们的故乡。让我们时刻将心放在天国故乡。不思念故乡的人没法回去,惟有时常盼望和思念故乡的人才能回去。我们应该把心思和意念放在哪里呢?

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The poem 靜夜思 or Quiet Night Thought, is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Chinese poetry. It was written by Li Bai, a famous poet from the Tang Dynasty. Featured in the Three Hundred Tang Poems, this classic is one of the first poems taught in China.

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It is said that the poet was alone in an inn when he wrote this poem. In the quiet of the night, when he looked up at the moon, he was, perhaps, thinking of the childhood memories he had. Hometown is a place of nostalgia, a place of longing especially when we are away for an extended period of time. We can guess how much the poet must have missed his hometown.

Everyone has an instinct yearning for their hometown—the place where they were born and grew up. The Bible tells us we sinned in the angelic world and were cast to this earth. Our forefathers of faith said that they were “foreigners and strangers on earth” (Hebrews 11:13). So we, too, have our hometown which we longed to return to – heaven. That is why human beings have a natural yearning for the spiritual world.

 Hebrews 11: 14-16  People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 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.

Philippians 3:20  But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

This earth is not a place where we will live forever. Moreover, our hometown that God has prepared for us is a beautiful place where there is no more death, crying or pain. It is also beyond human imagination—a place where no eye has seen and no ears have heard.

Our hometown is the eternal kingdom of heaven. Let us always set our minds on our heavenly home. Those who do not think of their hometown cannot go there. Only those who are always longing and yearning for their hometown can go back there. Where should we set our hearts and minds on?

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