Monday, September 05, 2005

Random Thoughts Tuesday

Random indeed. Mark Meador in the comments behind me points us to a book by Augustine about the City of God. I don't know Augustine from Sophie Tucker, I've never studied his works, so I have no opinion about whether he is a good source for information. Having said that, I know a better authority about the city of God: God.

"Hebrews 11:13-16
13All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. 15And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them."
I am a citizen of that City. But until my King returns and establishes His City, His Kingdom on Earth, I am a refugee, held in the protection of my Father's loving hand.

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