How much of my life was made possible by a passport – my husband’s! In those days, it was not easy to obtain a passport for a young man who had just got out of the British merchant marines. Oh, I guess it was not hard for some, but for Sammy? He had diligently helped his family with his wages. Therefore when he applied the first time, he was turned down because of a lack of funds. He went back to sign on a ship again and made enough to get his passport. Something he still treasures, and it has a warm place in my heart too.
I guess in the intervening years, I have had enough money to obtain a passport if I had wanted to. Just never had a yen to go beyond America’s boundaries. I did go to Old Mexico one time when I was about sixteen, but didn’t need a passport to spend the day in Matamoris. I did go in by car; I didn’t climb a fence or swim a river!
Now a passport to Heaven! That’s what I desire. They are expensive, but readily available to anyone who wants to go because the price has been paid and the invitation has been made. John 3:16 explains the process.