Strangers In a Foreign Land

By: Chance Densmore

Before I have traveled to other countries and some cultures are the similar but other ones are vastly different and I felt like a stranger in a foreign land. Though I was a visitor I had the comfort and reassurance I could leave because I had my passport. But what if my passport was lost or stolen? A person may wonder what to do in a situation like that.  Panic may start to overcome you and you become scared or terrified that you cannot leave because you have no idea what to do.

Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
— Ephesians 2:12 NIV

 

The same thing could be said of a lost person that is in the world. They are traveling through it for a while and at times they “hear” about getting saved through salvation from Jesus Christ. After hearing that message, doubt, fear and maybe panic sets in because they wonder what exactly will happen to them after they pass away.

In Ephesians 2:5 it addresses salvation through Jesus Christ when it says, “made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

In other words, salvation through Jesus Christ and accepting Him as your savior is your passport for eternal life. Now that’s a relief for anyone because they find a way out that predicament.

Finally it says in Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” NKJV

Just think about that for a minute. God gives you a free gift and you do not get that every day. May God bless you today!

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