Just as Abraham and Sarah were foreigners and sojourners in the land of the Hittites (Genesis 23:3), so the Church in Philippi was not just a Roman colony but inhabitants of a future colony called Heaven. Paul reminded the Colossians of the same thing in Colossians 3:1, when he wrote, “Set your hearts on things above.” And as Christians today, we too are just foreigners and aliens here on earth…longing for our own Promised Land…and waiting patiently for what we have yet to see. But as we wait, we are to be about our Father’s business, not setting on our hands watching from the sidelines. Rather, God desires we be busy…serving others and making disciples. For even though our citizenship may not be here, our influence can be enormous.