Friday, August 26, 2011

"We're half awake in a fake empire"


The National's Fake Empire is our Friday traditio.

Writing about Seth, Enoch, and Abraham, the latter of whom was the original "Hebrew," a word that means "wanderer," the author of the Letter to the Hebrews observed-
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city (Heb. 11:13-16- ESV)
May we, like them, at least be wide awake in a fake empire and stop looking for salvation where it most certainly cannot be found.

Stay out super late tonight picking apples, making pies

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