[Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. - Hebrews 11:10, NIV
About four thousand years ago, Abraham left Ur of the Chaldees, looking for “the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” As he followed God in a life of faith, he lived in a tent that he constantly moved from place to place. He never settled down. He never was allowed to put down roots or have any kind of permanent residence. He knew he was just an alien and a stranger on earth-just a pilgrim passing through to a great eternal city with foundations.
Can you imagine the thrill that will be Abraham’s when he bursts through the gates of My Father’s House, shouting, “I’ve found it! I’ve found what I have been hoping for! All the days and nights of wandering and living in tents were worth it. All of God’s promises are true!” All of Abraham’s goals and hopes and dreams-those things that were the driving motivational forces in his life-had been focused on his eternal home, and he will not be disappointed! The city of his dreams is built by God!
From Heaven: My Father's House