Wednesday, November 05, 2008

STRANGERS AND ALIENS HERE

"Today is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." - Amen.

People of faith do not grow weary and disheartened when things do not go well because their hope is in things beyond this world. Even if we pray for things like peace and tranquility, we know that these things are not always possible if a nation has turned from God, at least not externally. But there is every reason for a Christian to rejoice and be glad today because this world cannot take what is most important. A sampling of verses from Hebrews gives us an answer to where our hope lies.

Remember, if you have forgotten, that we are strangers and aliens in this land.
"9 By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; 10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God." Heb. 11:9,10
Remember, if you have forgotten, that life is short and there is more to it than what we can see. Jesus said for His disciples to not be troubled because He has prepared a place for them.
"16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them." Heb. 11:16
Remember, if you have forgotten, that life can be tough in any age and we should always bear the cross of Christ. If we are reproached for being God's righteousness, then so be it. Glorify God as a faithful Christian. There awaits for the faithful and lasting city. Heb 13:13 So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
"14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come." Heb. 13:14

3 comments:

  1. Nice verses for comfort in these dark times and recent times of disappointment. Thanks.

    -Paz

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  2. Wow, it's been a tough few months and a big let down. I have to say that McCain wasn't the best choice for conservatives. I liked some things, but disliked some things about McCain. My opinion is that a legitimate conservative would have done better. McCain liked crossing the aisle a little too much.

    Do you think that conservative politics can make a comeback without a resurgence of faith? Think about it. Isn't the principled approach of the conservative based on the idea that morals are rooted in objective truth?

    Thanks for dropping in. I always like your comments. Don't always agree with you, but I appreciate hearing your views.
    Dan

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  3. It's really disheartening that Catholics voted for B. Obama 55-44% (w/ white Catholics" choosing J. McCain 52-47%). On the upshot, U.S. Catholic Bishops were extremely vocal and clear on the priority of issues: child abuse, protecting human life at all stages, and marriage between and man and a woman being top of the list.

    This election cycle was not a total loss because marriage was protected in several states. But I'm sure, unfortunately, some court will eventually overturn these voter decisions.

    Hearts and minds must change. Ultimately only Christ is the answer. "Conservative" politics may help. Certainly "Liberal" politics just bring us closer to the abyss.

    -Paz

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