Child of God,
“He has delivered
You from the domain
And transferred you
To the kingdom
Of His beloved Son,
In whom you have
The forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:13-14)
You’ve been relocated.
Your citizenship has been transferred.
You aren’t in the kingdom for a visit.
You haven’t travelled and gotten a passport stamp.
You aren’t in the light on a visa.
The kingdom of His beloved Son
Is your permanent domain.
You can’t be snatched back to the darkness
Or repatriated to the flesh.
Oh, you might have bad days
And dabble in the darkness occasionally,
But you can no more be called a
Citizen of the darkness
Than I could be called a South Carolinian
Just because I crossed the border to
Visit Myrtle Beach.
The dark days don’t define you—
Your citizenship tells the tale.
You’ve been transferred to the kingdom of light.
I bless you to bask in it today.