It’s been a real season of change for our family. I recently got head hunted for a role which I started a few weeks ago. I was at my last company for nearly six years so it has taken some getting used to. It has been a blessing to me and my family because the pay and hours are all better… it also serves as a reminder to me that we are all on a journey in this life… which got me thinking about sojourner living again.
The thought that comes to mind is that we need to keep moving forward on life’s journey. However, while we make camp in the various stages and seasons of life we should be a part of the story of the spaces where we settle. We need to make a difference where ever God leads us in life and be the place makers he has called us to be.
In my book Sacred Places, after a short word study on “strangers” and “exiles” from Hebrews 11:13-16, I make the following statement:
“With the help of our word definitions and with the wider context in which we find these words in the passage and the Bible as a whole narrative, we can describe ourselves in context to place as the following:
We are a particular and peculiar people, the called out ones who are by the King’s choice and adoption, sons of a better place, living in this place as ambassadors and heirs of the place our King has prepared for us and by his decree sent us out from as his messengers in this place, which itself will one day be the better place we long for.”
Ask yourself the question, are you pursuing sojourner living? To help us all think about this biblically I’ll summarise what it means to be a place maker in the next blog post.
I explore all of this in my book “Sacred Places: The Biblical Theology of Place, Exploring Its Central Importance in God’s Creation and Mission” Which you can pick up today.