Thursday, November 6, 2008

True citizenship

"I can't wait to meet Obama and McCain!" That's what the kids were saying as we walked to the voting location. I chuckled to myself as I tried explaining to them that we will probably NEVER meet them. Their innocence got me thinking about the truth of that. Even if by some slim chance, I get to meet the president one day, I will probably not be known very well by him.

YET, I am a part of a kingdom and the King not only knows my name, but He knows me more intimately than I know myself. The Bible says that if you are a Christian, your citizenship is in heaven. The Lord Jesus is referred to as the King of glory four times in Psalm 24. It has given me such joy over the past couple of days to realize how important I am to my King. 

While on earth, I will obey those who have the rule over me and realize that the king's heart is in the hand of the Lord. But I am looking forward to the day when I will not be "just a citizen" of a kingdom, but an integral part of it.

"Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle." Psalm 24:8


Fab said...

Ahhh. The Kingdom. It's so close! I can hardly wait!

Sr. Fab said...

Why wait? The kingdom is within. smile