Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Sojourners

Most of the people we encounter in the Bible are on the move.  The first thing Abraham is asked to do is to leave his family, friends, and home and go to a new country.  In the New Testament Jesus and His disciples do not stay in one place very long.  They go from town to town preaching and ministering to those who are in need.  After the church begins everyone stays in Jerusalem, but it is not long before the people are scattered and they are going again (Acts 8:1).  Paul is always on the go.  After he completes one missionary journey he is looking forward to the next.  In the back of nearly every Bible are those wonderful maps that not only show the geography of the land, but they show a people on the move.

In some ways our current culture is on the move.  We are busy going from one place to another whether it be for work, school, sports, shopping, etc.  The moving we do is quite different than what was done by people in Biblical times.  We always have a place to come home to filled with possessions we have collected.  Although there is nothing wrong with planting our roots somewhere it may make it harder for us to be a Christian.  It’s easy to become attached to our home and possessions, but if a person is on the move they are constantly reminded that their home is not on earth.  It’s not easy to always be on the move.  The road is hot, dirty, and long.  We are called, not to a life of luxury and comfort, but to a life of sacrifice and self-denial.  We are called to be pilgrims and sojourners until the day our Lord calls us home.

“For here we have no lasting city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Heb. 13:14

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