An old hymn we use to sing says;
This world is not my home, I’m just passing through. My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue.
We cannot afford to get so focused on the present, that we forget the promise of eternity. Yes, I’m concerned about situations going on in our world, and I pray daily for it. However, I don’t allow the issues here cause me to forget who is still in control. Once we are born again, we become a stranger to where we are currently, and a citizen of a place that has been prepared for us by the Father. We’re praying for a land where we are only visiting. I’m a guest, not a resident.
Every time something terrible happens, we have to remember to look beyond, not below. For below, there will always be suffering and heartache. Below, we will continue to deal with pain and problems. Our hope is not below; it’s beyond.
In Matthew 28:20, Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you, even to the end of the world.”
It’s comforting to know that below, He is with us, but beyond, we will be with Him.