Several years ago I went on a short-term mission trip to Thailand. There were several teenagers in our group, and we constantly reminded them of the importance of keeping their passports in their possession at all times. We would all need this proof of our identity in order to gain entry into Thailand.
In spite of our reminders, one young man left his passport on the plane as we made a connection in Asia. Fortunately, he noticed before we got too far away from the plane that he had misplaced this important document. We explained our dilemma to some airline workers, and were relieved when they found his passport while cleaning the plane. Our group could continue on to our destination.
God will not deny us access into heaven because of a misplaced document. However, we should never take lightly the faith which saves us. Many Christians are quite casual about their faith when they should be holding onto it for dear life! Always remember that our destination is heaven. Never forget the price that was paid for your passport—the precious blood of Jesus. Hold on to your faith! Live for Jesus daily!
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”—Philippians 3:20-21.