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“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 3:20

It is not unusual for a person facing a long recovery from a physical infirmity to ask, “Why me?” Words from God’s people ring true: Job asking why he’d ever even been born (3:11, 10:18), the psalmist questioning why God had forgotten him (42:9). There are days I dwell on the losses from my stroke, and I want my old life back. Focusing on myself, I can’t help asking, “Why me?”
For followers of Jesus who struggle in this way, remember that you are a new creation and a new citizen. Paul assures us that because of our trust in Jesus, our citizenship is in heaven where one day He “will transform our lowly bodies” (Philippians 3:21a). You are a “new creation” in Christ, he declares (2 Corinthians 5:17).
When I recognize my sinfulness and need for a Savior, and when I look at what Jesus has done through His life, death, and resurrection, my attitude begins to change. Then I can say with Job that the Lord has given and has taken away; “may His name be praised” (1:21). Recognizing the Holy Spirit’s work in me, I ask now in a grateful tone, “Why me?”




Scripture Focus

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Insight

“Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can’t see it. So quietly submit to be painted...” C.S. Lewis

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