Day 18: Citizens of Heaven Above

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21).

It is not fashionable in some circles today to be proud of your national heritage.  Well, I am not fashionable.  I am proud of where I am from. I know that I would not have had many of the opportunities afforded me had I been born in another place.  But the pride I have for the country of my birth pales in comparison to the boasts I will make concerning the country of my rebirth.  When I gave my life to Christ, he made me a citizen of his kingdom which is above all others.  Kingdoms rise and fall but his kingdom is eternal.   I walk as a sojourner in this world.  Here I wait for my Savior and King to return for me.  “Come, all ye faithful” with me.  Raise your voices and “sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!”  For as sure as our Savior was born into the world 2,000 years ago in fulfillment of the promises of the Father, so he will return to take us to our homeland. 

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels.

Refrain
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God,
Glory in the highest.

Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be glory given,
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing.

Refrain

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