But our citizenship is in Heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
– Philippians 3:20
All of us have a right to Heavenly citizenship, but in order to claim that right we must make continuous efforts to live in a manner worthy of citizens of Heaven.
Jesus came to re-establish our right and to show us the way, and now we who believe are full of hope
in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
Christ’s resurrection is the cause of our resurrection, and an essential prerequisite for us to attain resurrection in glory is the effort to be like Jesus in both joy and suffering, in both life and death.
Most loving Jesus,
most wonderful Lord,
I thank You for coming among us, Your people,
to live like us and to teach us and show us the way back home.
Your glorious victory over death
has made it possible for me to succeed
in my desire to “come home”
once my time on Earth is done.
Lord, please help me pass life’s tests;
help me live the way You want me to;
help me learn from You,
so that I may become more like You
and merit my claim to Heavenly citizenship.
Lord Jesus, thank You for the hope that You bring.