It’s Constitution Day… meaning that the U.S. Constitution was signed 226 years ago (in 1787). It may be a lesser celebrated holiday, but one that still requires state funded institutions to inform their students of its existence (since someone decided to make it official in 2004). A transcript of the document can be found on the government archives website.
Most of us (native citizens) were forced to memorize the preamble in elementary school. If you have a memory like mine, your ability to recite this simple run-on sentence probably looks something like this…
Another recognized name for Constitution Day is Citizenship Day. When I hear that, it’s hard not to recall Philippians 3:20-21, which says:
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that enables Him even to subject all things to Himself.
Every Christian on the planet is a dual-citizen. Our eternal citizenship in heaven… and all things fall under the sovereignty of Christ our King. The U.S. Constitution is a comprehensive and articulate attempt by man to rule himself with justice. It’s easy to get caught up in that system, focus on it, rely on it, and forget the governing Authority that all men will someday give an account to. Unlike the Constitution, our King’s document is perfect, complete, and cannot be amended. It displays perfect justice, mercy, and grace. Man may attempt to form a more perfect union… but we have the real deal to look forward to.
Don’t get me wrong… I like living here. But this is not my home. Happy Citizenship Day!