We Christians are living as refugees, citizens of another country, right next to the people of this land but not really citizens ourselves.
We are not from here.
We have not part of this country and of its way of life, culture, and politics or future.
Our country is in Heaven.
Our way of life is from the Bible.
Our culture is Christ.
Our politics are in God.
Our future is written and secure, it depends on the victory that Jesus already had over death.
In one sense we are living on the earth and suffering with it.
We are part of the fall, we have been broken and we cannot be perfect.
On the other hand, we are citizens of Heavenly Realms.
We have been set free, made right, justified, atoned, and anointed together with our Ruler.
We have been made sons and daughters, heirs of the Eternal King.
We are perfect, because we have been made perfect.
In the midst of the pain around us, we are called to live the perfect life, to be part of that perfect life.
We have been called to a life without death, sorrow, crying, and pain.
These former things have passed away.
Only our insistence in attaching ourselves to this world and its happenings can bring us pain anymore.