Who is the Foriegner Now?

As I right this blog I am sitting alone in an airport somewhere in southern Asia. By myself. An alien in a foreign land for which I know very little about. Over the past ten days as I’ve travelled through Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, and Taiwan I have begun to understand what “foreigners” must feel like when they attend our churches. I’m not talking about persons from other countries although I am one at this very moment. What I am referring to is the non-believer and how he/she must feel as they visit our churches.

You see I’m the foreigner today. I stick out in more ways than one. I don’t look like I belong here. I don’t speak the language for which there are as many as there are people groups, I don’t understand their directional signs, comprehend their gestures, or have the same faith system.

I’d submit that these are the same feelings persons have when they attend our churches each and every week.

Just a Thought!

Ephesians 2:19 (MSG) 19 That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building.

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