What’s Your Address?

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   September 2, 2005

My father, who had just completed his year as moderator of the Southern Presbyterian Church, had been asked to open the World Missions Conference in Montreat, N.C., with prayer.

Before he did so, he said, “I have a few words to say. In this place there are two groups of people: those who know that they are saved and who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and those who as yet may not know Christ. My hope is that before you leave this place, you will come to know Him as your personal Lord and Savior. The Lord said, ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me'” (Revelation 3:20, KJV).

That was all.

Early the next morning my father went to be with the Lord he loved and served so faithfully and joyously.

Do you know where you are today? Have you been born into God’s family through faith in His Son? Or are you still outside?

Many of Paul’s epistles begin: “Paul, to the brethren in Christ, which are at [some city].” Someone has suggested that “in Christ” was their home address while “at Colosse” or some other city was their business address. Wherever we may travel in this world, wherever our business address may be, we can be secure in knowing that our home address is “in Christ.”

Where are you?

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