Where is home for you? That question may evoke a lot of different emotions for us. I’m not talking about where do you live. I’m talking about, where is home for you?
Home is the place where we belong. It is the place where we are at rest, at peace, where we find ourselves, find our purpose, find our calling, find “us.” A place where we are complete, kick off our shoes, a place where we are safe.
For some of us, home may be the place that we grew up.
For some of us, home may be where we live right now.
For some of us, we may feel like we are still looking for home.
We each, we need a home. Not just a place to live. But a place where we are home and at peace.
Listen to what Psalm 84: 2-4 says today:
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!
The verse that jumped out to me today when I was reading was verse 3, even a sparrow finds a home at God’s altars.
Even a small, insignificant sparrow (by the way, the reason scripture talks about sparrows and “worthy” so often is that sparrows where not considered important birds) has a home at God’s altar. Even the sparrow can make its nest there. Even the sparrow has a home there.
That’s home. That’s where we are complete. That’s where we are safe and at rest. That’s were we find our safety and our purpose.
Not in the world. Not in fame. Not in power. Not in stuff. In God.
Today, you have a home. A place of rest. Safety. Purpose.
You have a home. In God. May we make our home in God today. May we find our rest in Him today. And in that, may we find our lives today.
Today, may we be home in God and His life. Today, let’s come home.
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