"I'm Just A Poor, Wayfaring Stranger"
Well, my fellow editor, Warren E, Berkley, is house-selling and
moving and traveling and packing and storing. That is the reason for his absence
from this issue and he plans on being back next month. He did contribute a
couple of guest articles. He says he "owes me one" for this, but that is
debatable. I feel pretty indebted to him in all things editorial.
He is probably occasionally feeling like a "poor wayfaring stranger" at times now-a-days, though I know he considers himself to be very blessed, just short on time. He really does not consider himself to be "poor" at all, though perhaps the "wayfaring" part fits pretty well in the short term. Now regarding the "stranger" part, well, that one is just too easy so I won't bother.
"All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth." (Hebrews 11:13)
I hope that all who have read the beginning paragraph can sense the love and respect I have for Warren and his wife, Paula. Warren is a great co-editor, but more than that, a dedicated man of faith. God's blessings on the Berkleys as they house-hunt. I hope they find a nice one that suits them well.
Speaking of houses on the market, it is wise to make sure the residence is in a good location. There is a neighborhood that Warren and I both have had our eyes on.
"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 a city for them." (Hebrews 11:16).
The house located there, well that is where home truly is. Forever.
"For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." (2 Corinthians 5:1).
By Jon W. Quinn
The Final Page
From Expository Files 16.4; April 2009