Remember – we’re SOJOURNERS
I suspect too many of God’s children are getting too wrapped up in this world’s election. Don’t forget: we’re sojourners on this planet. This is not the world or country that is what our life is all about. We await the perfect Leader, and a wonderful capital city in heavenly Jerusalem above. All of creation groans as it waits for righteous leadership to rule the earth. The hills and the trees of the earth will sing for joy and “clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12) when the children of God are revealed. THIS is what we get excited about.
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.”
The choices we have before us in the U.S. election are not good ones. One may appear to not be “as bad” as the other. One may appear to “be worse” than the other – at least in our minds. But this system has to come to an end, and great will be the fall thereof when it falls, before we can sing our hosannas as we’re struck by the heavens unfurling above us and finally see our King of Kings, our Beloved Redeemer coming in the clouds. Mighty angels will scatter out, collecting the saints and bringing us all to Him.
THAT is the election we should be excited about. And WE must make our election SURE.
This is what it’s all about. The sooner the new world comes, the better.
We’re pilgrims, strangers and sojourners (1 Peter 2:11; Psalm 39:12; Genesis 47:9). Our real citizenship is in heaven above. Let’s never forget it.