All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it.
They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own.
If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
I am so impatient when it comes to getting what I want. I tend to lose hope so quickly. Forgive me for my lack of trust. You are always at work in my life to reveal your plan and purpose in me. Thank you for the grace you bring.