“At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure…. Some day, God willing we shall get in.” C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, p. 13.
As Christians we have this strong hope—what Lewis referred to as a “longing” for some other place. It is heaven that we long for and God has built this longing, this hope, within out souls.