For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- 2 Corinthians 5:1
While Paul never had a life long enough to have read John 1:14, he is echoing what must have been a current thought, that this earthly existence is temporary like the shelter a tent offers. Just as Jesus dwelt here only for a relatively brief time, our lives follow a similar pattern in the great roll of the ages. Nothing is permanent but eternity. We need to stop from time to time and reflect on this.
In our prayer time, let us consider how much time and thought we give to that heavenly dwelling place.