There’s so much talk about our borders in the news. How did we develop our particular borders? In the south, the Rio Grande forms most of our border with Mexico. But look at the earth from space and (except for natural borders like rivers) you’ll see no borders at all! This is God’s point of view, and for a time (before nation states developed), the Roman Catholic Church held greater power and called over nationality for Christians to serve an even greater Lord. I love to celebrate our great nation on July 4th, but Sunday let’s remind ourselves of two things: #1 – we are FIRST (and eternally) citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20) – and #2 we always pray for citizens of all countries and sing these words:
This is my song, O God of all the nations, a song of peace for lands afar and mine. This is my home, the country where my heart is; here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine; but other hearts in other lands are beating with hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.