“I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” Revelation 1:9
Dear Jesus, Your apostle John is rather nonchalant in saying that he was on an island because of the word of God and having testified about you. He also said he was our companion in the suffering of those in your kingdom and the patient endurance that are ours as Christians. He speaks to us as one who was in the trenches with us who knew what it was like to suffer and to wonder how things would turn out. I know that I have not suffered like John but in my troubles I see him as a forceful teacher reminding me that we are pilgrims here and that heaven is our home. Thank you for making the writers of your book men who understood our travail and committed themselves to leading us through it. Amen.
As pilgrims we can never plant our roots deep on earth.