The World is Not Your Home
To be in exile is to live in a place that is not one’s home. Living away from home means everything in life is harder than it should be. This reality is just as true for us as it was for those that Peter wrote this letter to encourage. As believers in the resurrection, we understand that the world is not our permanent home. We are living as exiles in a world that is far from its original design and beauty. The only hope we have of living for God as we face the challenges of being exiles is to stay grounded in Christ, the living Stone.