I recently read of a young woman who became the youngest person to visit every country in the world. At the age of twenty-one years, she has visited 196 sovereign countries. The daughter of travel agents, she was exposed to international travel from a very young age. At the age of eighteen years, she had already visited 72 countries and made it her ambition to visit the entire world. “To be honest, spending weeks in each country wasn’t in my budget. The least amount of time I spent in a country was two to three days. South Sudan, Somalia, CAR, Mali, Chad, and Papua New Guinea are a few of the countries I didn’t spend much time in because I didn’t have the means for proper security. I would love to go back and explore more of them someday,”
I admire this young woman’s courage and determination to accomplish her amazing goal. For many of the countries, the visits were short, barely enough time to be immersed in the culture and meet the people. Recognizing this shortcoming, she planned to revisit some of these countries since she only had time to pass through.
…For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.
Psalms 39:12 (ESV)
Home is where the heart is. It is a familiar aphorism that I, and many others, cherish. We may travel to and live in many different locations, but there is usually one place that we call home. For the Christian believer, our true home will always be our eternal home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our time on this earth is temporary, just passing through. We are sojourners, guests of our Lord God, and because of this, our actions and behavior in this life should motivate us to place our treasure and hope in establishing the Kingdom of God on this earth, rather than laboring to secure material treasures on this earth which will eventually decay and perish.
All Christians are just passing through this life until we reach Heaven with Jesus Christ. He is our home because He lives in our heart.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.