“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,”
We’ve all been a guest in someone’s home before. When your a guest you’re limited in what you do, see and have charge in. For instance, when we need to throw something in the trash what do we? We ask “Where is your trash can?” When we are thirsty what do we do? We ask “Can I have something to drink?”
Even though our hosts tell us to make ourselves ‘at home’ we never truly feel at home. Why? Because you are a stranger in someone else’s land. They have different ways of doing things. They have different ideas, thoughts, customs, habits. Your a guest – it’s that simple.
Think about your life at home. You know where everything is, you don’t have to ask to throw something away or get a drink or something to eat. You simply get up and help yourself to all that is available to you. It feels right, you are more relaxed, your comfortable and more likely to be ‘yourself’.
This world that we live in is a stranger’s land. No matter how hard we try, we will never feel comfortable. We can follow the crowd and try to belong, but you will always be ‘out of place’. The world tells us ‘make yourself at home’ but as you fumble around you begin to realize you’re simply a stranger.
Once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are no longer a guest – you are a CITIZEN! So let down your hair, explore all there is to partake. Eat of the word, drink from Jesus’ everlasting well, place your feet on his foundation and throw your garbage in the trash!
Be yourself, be the Child of God you were designated to be.