A Place Called Home

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (John 17:16)

We live here, we walk here, we eat and drink here, but may we never call it home. The ground beneath our feet and sky above our heads are the scenery we enjoy momentarily, but they will pass away (Matthew 24:35).

Our family is more than people with the same last name (Mark 3:35), as believers we are united by blood, literally the shed blood of Jesus the risen Savior. We, the family, walk as sojourners (1 Peter 2:11), as travelers, loving and serving the people around us, all the while remembering we will one day be home. A home that has been prepared for us (John 14:3), where we will live in ever increasing joy.

Our lips will never again say, “It was fun while it lasted,” as the smile fades from our faces. In our home there is no sorrow, there is no disease, there is no end to joy (Revelation 21:4). In our home our treasure does not fail, there is no thief to steal, no moneybag to grow old (Luke 12:33). In your heart, and in your head, where is your treasure and your home? For “there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:34).

Where is your home?

When I read this I couldn’t help but think of how easy it is in this life to get so caught up in life that we forget this isn’t our home. May we take a moment today and ask ourselves this simple but powerful question, where is your home? We are but travelers passing through, what a reminder today. Let’s start this week out with joy in our hearts and peace in our mind knowing that all this is temporal and one day we will be home. Are you ready?

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading Is John 17:14-16