Well, that’s it then, we’re leaving the EU, the Prime Minister has resigned, Donald Trump is in Scotland celebrating Scottish Independence, (‘Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!’- He’s a little confused methinks; Scotland voted to Remain), Fox News has reported we’ve left the UN, Morgan Stanley were going to move 2,000 jobs out of the country and now apparently they are not, the FTSE fell, the FTSE rose, and my son’s year 6 class sold out of the toffee apples that they were selling at lunchtime in order to learn business skills. We came home, had pizza for tea followed by a family pack of Haribo. (Judge me not – it’s a Friday night!)
Life goes on, albeit with an uncertain future – or so it seems.
Nearly 2000 years ago Jesus stood by the banks of the Sea of Galilee and shouted to the crowds, ‘The time has come… the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’
The kingdom of God welcomes anybody, from any country; black, white, rich or poor. You don’t need a referendum to opt in or out, you don’t need a visa, lots of money, or to have a job waiting for when you arrive. You just need to accept the fact that you can’t get there by your own efforts and that Jesus himself, has prepared a place for you.
Christians have a guaranteed place in heaven but we still need to live in this world for the moment. We still need to be good stewards and live under the authority of the government.
We still need to ‘give back to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar,’ (whether you personally agree or disagree with Caesar’s latest action) ‘and give to God, that which belongs to God.’
The Bible describes us as aliens on earth; resident aliens. Please be a responsible alien.
Whether you voted Leave or Remain there can be a place in Heaven for you.
This country is just temporary, if you go to heaven or hell – that is forever. Out means out.
Philippians 3: 20-21 ‘But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.