Dual Citizenship

Military children often face an interesting dilemma. When a family is stationed overseas, a newborn child can attain “dual citizenship,” considered a citizen of that country as well as the United States. At some point the child may have the opportunity to choose in which country he or she wants to be considered a citizen; this can be a difficult decision. The child can retain dual citizenship but those who do so will likely bump into complications. For instance, some countries require military service. Can you imagine the turmoil of being drafted to fight against the other country of your citizenship? This dilemma of dual citizenship is similar to the plight of the child of God. Though we are born into the world, we have a choice to make whether to live according to the world or the kingdom of God.