YES WE ARE
I almost forgot(almost is the operative word there) that I am just a living soul in passing to this wonderful earth most of us call home.
But where is home really?
You might say, a home is where your treasure is. Your house, your family, your church or even your friends.
Many of us have forgotten the word. PILGRIM.
What does pilgrim mean?
According to wikipedia: A pilgrim (from the Latin peregrinus) is a traveler (literally one who has come from afar) who is on a journey to a holy place. Typically, this is a physical journey (often on foot) to some place of special significance to the adherent of a particular religious belief system.
Here is a passage from the Bible which mentions about us being pilgrims.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
We are indeed not meant to stay here on earth, we're just passing through.
Now, as pilgrims where do you think we're headed? Clearly to heaven.
It is a matter of the kind of life we lived and our life choices which will determine where were heading.
Many of us, including me sometimes, forget that we are not of this world. That we must not conform to the pattern of this world. We are adopting to the lifestyle and are distracted from our ultimate destination which is to sit with our glorious Father. To bask in His grace and mercy and sit with His angels and Saints. To feast in His table and eat with Him.
Oh Lord, I pray you forgive me in my forgetfulness of who I am and what I should be doing. Forgive me for forgetting my identity in you. For to live is Christ and to die is gain(Philippians 1:21).
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls...
May we remember who we are and may we remember we are PILGRIMS of this world.