There was something more going on than the long wait to be free from Babylon. Israel was waiting for the coming of the Messiah. The Messiah would restore the People of God and God would rule over his people. The promise is the giving of a child.
Category: C. S.Lewis
I imagine that Abraham thought of home, not to go back there, but because it was the only measure he had in his experience from which he could imagine the future. That’s the way we are. We only have our past and it is in terms of the best of those times that we think about the future. How else can we think of heaven except in terms of the past?