Dream On

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Bill Shakespeare’s saga of love, jealousy and marriage in Athens, boasts some classic lines:

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”  Earlier the apostle Paul wrote to Greeks in Corinth, upstaging the bard, saying, “The message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost, but for us who are being saved, it is God’s power. … God has shown that this world’s wisdom is foolishness.”

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Jesus promised His followers, “In the world you’ll have trouble, but cheer up!  I’ve overcome the world.”

“My soul is in the sky.” Paul informs believers, “We are citizens of heaven. We look forward to the Lord Jesus Christ coming from heaven as our Savior.”

The worth of citizenship is in dispute today, but  “Where were you born?” is not the issue. It’s “Have you been born again?”

Have you?

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in Me. My Father’s house has many rooms … I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am.”  John 14:1-3