Something to think about.
“Strangers on Earth”
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.” Hebrews 11:13 NIV
Though this verse is speaking of the patriarchs of the Old Testament, it is also talking about us. We are the people who must live by faith. We can only see the promises from a distance. We cannot take hold of eternity of our own volition or in our own power. But we see it, taste it, expect it as a reality waiting to be materialized. By faith we see the New Earth and the New Jerusalem being birth in a place outside our present existence. Our place our eternal home where we will no longer be foreigners in a land not our own. We are citizens of the City of God.