“Our Citizenship isn’t here on earth, so don’t get too attached to this place.
In America, there are people who have moved here from other parts of the world. They keep their citizenship in their home country, but get proper documents so they can work here. Many Hispanics have come from the South of the border to work in the United States. As God’s children, who need to realize that we are really like ambassadors or temporary workers in a foreign land. That’s the difference between believers and unbelievers as the [Apostle] Paul describes them in Philippians 3:20. For our citizenship is in heaven from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
Our citizenship isn’t on earth, it’s in heaven. Even if we live to be [one hundred], life on earth is very short compared to eternity. And the older we get, the more we realize that we’re only here for a very short time. Almost in a blink of an eye it’s over. What we must remember as Christians is that life on earth for God’s children is a test. Everything you see around you is temporary – [your] home, your car, your money, and anything you might possess. For this World and all it contains will pass away (1 Corinthians 7:31).
What we should cherish most on earth are the spiritual riches that we can gain, not the temporary ones. So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now. Rather we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the trouble we see will soon be over, but the Joys to come will last forever (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Our home awaits us. Heaven is our home!”
Life has gotten busy lately, so I haven’t posted the rest of the notes from my grandma. Thanksgiving was tough this year, as my grandma used to prepare food for the day and invite everyone to her house. This year my mom, with the help of a few of us, prepared for the day. It wasn’t the same without her, but we tried our best to honor her and her favorite holiday. Here is a link you haven’t read the previous Messages From The Bible posts.
Each time I read these notes, it reminds me of how wise and loving my grandma was, and it makes me miss her that much more. I simply hope that these notes inform those that read it, and touch their hearts in some way.