Keller: Aren’t we all pilgrims?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Because of restrictions caused by the coronavirus, our Friday morning men’s Bible sharing meetings had to be discontinued. I miss these a lot and keep in touch with the men who attended.

John Romero, my friend and a regular at the meetings, always greets the men with “Good morning, pilgrims!” I called a few of the men last week and asked what they think of when they hear the word “pilgrim”. They all said, like myself, “Members of the group of English Puritans who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620.”

Recently, I read in 1 Peter 1:1 that Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, referred to the pilgrims of the Dispersion as those away from their houses, those who reside as aliens, and temporary residents in a land not their own.

As Christians, we’re citizens of Heaven and joint heirs with Christ. This world isn’t our home. We’re here on temporary assignment. This isn’t our destination, but our deployment.

The bottom line is that as Christians, we live in a world, with all its problems, which is our temporary residence. Our focus should be on things above, where Christ is seated on the right hand of God, waiting to welcome us home.

I’ve been called many things in my life, but never a pilgrim. I thank John for reminding me that I’m a pilgrim on a journey to my home.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call (985) 652-8477