Walter Buchanan


Hurricanes, statue removals, immigration, gas shortages, hydrogen bombs-there's always plenty to occupy our minds. It's enough to drive a person out of his mind, if he's not careful. But, as Christians, we have a different mindset. Paul reminds us, "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ." To be sure, we would like for things to go as smoothly as possible in this life, but keep in mind that this life is only temporary. In I Peter 2:11, we are reminded that we are only "sojourners and strangers" here. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob "confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." They desired a better country. (Hebrews 11:8-16) So, what should we do? We should make sure we are living according to God's will so that we will live in that "heavenly country" which is far better  than anything we have known before. But, on our way there, let us remember that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalms 46:1) Don't forget to cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." (I Peter 5:7)