Followers of Jesus sometimes wrestle with where they belong. The truth has set us apart. God says heaven is ours. We belong there because heaven is our home.

And yet, we’re not there. We’re here on earth. Jesus sends us to the same world where he lived, served, and saved. It won’t be easy for believers. But God will protect us.

In the meantime, we serve. We make a difference. While we aren’t of the world, this is where we belong.

For now.

Jesus said, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world” (John 17:15-18).