My 5/13/12AM (Mother’s Day) sermon from Hebrews 11:13-16 is now online. It was entitled Faith’s Homeland and dealt with faith and the future. Specifically, faith prepares for the future by persevering in the present. Part of this perseverance means we confess that we are strangers and exiles here. Why? Because faith seeks a homeland, specifically, a heavenly one. So, we persevere in the present with our eye on eternity. This has all kinds of applications for mothers, daughters, women, men, sons and fathers, as well as anyone else. We shrink our lives to the here and now and put that in an ultimate category. But, in Christ, we have reason to hope for the future. Faith’s homeland is eternity with Christ in heaven. Let’s live this week in light of this.