"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

Friday, April 12, 2013

Just a Stranger

It's obvious to people here that I'm a foreigner. Culturally and physically, I stand out from the beautiful people of this country. Sometimes this can get tiring: the comments, the stares, the communication struggles, the feeling of vulnerability, the inability to blend in.

Nevertheless, it's a good daily reminder that I don't belong, not here or in America nor anywhere else.

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ..."                           ~Philippians 3:20

"They... acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 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 for them a city."                                 ~Hebrews 11:13b-16

I can't wait to get Home, can you?

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