Verse pf the Day
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ… [Philippians 3:20 – NASB]
In the 1950s, we were fascinated by aliens from outer space zooming across the night sky in flying saucers. More recently, our focus has shifted to “illegal” aliens from south of the border. By labeling someone as an alien, all we are doing is saying they don’t belong or are foreign. An alien is someone who is different from us (whoever “us” may be).
As Christ Followers, we, too, are aliens. This may be a bit perplexing at first, but as the Apostle Paul tells us in today’s passage from Philippians, we are citizens of Heaven, and, as such, we are merely temporary residents of this world. But just because we are aliens doesn’t mean that we are to isolate ourselves from the world. We are not hermits. While we wait for God to call us home, we are to be engaged in the world around us sharing the Good News with the lost of the world. So let’s make a difference for Jesus today.