Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Just a Passin’ Through

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I’m preparing for an upcoming trip to the Holy Land. One of the most important things I have to have to travel outside the U. S. is a Passport. The Passport is proof of my citizenship. But as I was thinking about it, I wish I could have Heaven as the place of my permanent citizenship, because that’s where I’m heading; that’s my home! It’s like the old country preacher who was asked where he was headed. He replied, “"Heaven. Just passing through town on my way." I love that!

The truth is, we are strangers and sojourners here on earth. We were made for eternity, not the temporal things that surround us. Like Abraham long ago, we “long for the [eternal] city, which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” [Hebrews 11.10].

We’re planted here for now, temporarily. After all, there are bills to pay, families to raise, relationships to enrich, and responsibilities aplenty. Just don’t get too attached. Keep your “Passport” handy. Keep your bags packed and ready at all times. This layover won’t last long. We’re heading for heaven, and just a passin’ through town on our way! 

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3.20

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