At the dedication of his presidential library at SMU in Dallas yesterday, former US President George W. Bush said, “I will always believe that our nation’s best days lie ahead.” Do you believe that? Somehow, I have my doubts.
I’m grateful that my faith and hope don’t depend on the fortunes of my country of birth or of my adopted country. No relation between them. If they did depend on them, what a sorry state we’d be in! (I can’t even join a gym without having to get a cardiologist’s approval!) But as citizens of that celestial address, our desire grows daily for that lovely perfection which contains all that a heart could ever desire.
But our citizenship is in heaven — and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.
Philippians 3.20-21 NET
Of that I have no doubt.