In the Bible, the story of God’s people features journeys and great uncertainties. God’s people are slaves running for freedom, no match for the army of the mightiest nation on earth. If God had not been their guide, it would have been a hopeless cause. God’s people are captives being marched off to Babylon where they will serve as functionaries in the court of the conqueror. God’s people are a family of three targeted for death by a megalomaniac, a man willing to slaughter hundreds of innocents as a show of his authority and (unwittingly) a demonstration of his deep insecurity. Hostile armies, tyrants, domineering bureaucracies—all familiar features of the world still. This is where we live. This is where we pray for God’s protection and for his guidance. This is where we are called to demonstrate our true citizenship.