There is nothing quite like coming home. Whether it’s coming home from a vacation or work trip or just coming home at the end of your work day or school day. Home should be a safe place. Peaceful. A place where you can kick off your shoes, take off your makeup, put on your comfy clothes, and totally be yourself! A place where you can rest.
As adults it is our job to create that environment for the ones we are responsible for in our home. Whether we are parents creating a nurturing space for our children, or caretakers creating a safe space for those in our care, we are actually more Christ-like when we make home a place we all want to come back to.
Jesus told His disciples in John 14:1-3, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in Me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with Me where I am going.”
Even the story Jesus told of the prodigal son is a lesson in knowing that when we are in need of rest, struggling in our day and especially struggling in life, we can always come home.
Until God calls us to our eternal heavenly home and while our physical home may not always be within reach….there is a place of comfort and peace, rest and safety that we can run to any time in any situation…and that is Jesus. Jesus is our home. He centers us. He is always waiting with arms open ready to welcome us. With Jesus, there truly is no place like home!