What does home mean to you? How many places have you called home so far in life?
At the end of the classic movie the "Wizard of Oz," Dorothy uttered those now famous words, "There is no place like home, there is no place like home." How right she was. Where we live serves as the basic foundation for our daily life. Home is where our day usually begins and ends. It is the place we can go to escape from the world and find peace and rest. The incredible importance of where a person calls home is the same in the United States as it is in Canada, in Europe, in Asia, in South America, in Africa, or anywhere else in the world. Our home is a major part of most people's journey through this life.
Pray every day for God to not only protect your home, but that your home will be a refuge, a place of safety and comfort and peace for you and your family to live.
Your home should not only be a place of safety, of comfort, of peace, of rest, where you and your family live, but your home should also be a place where the Spirit of God resides! How and when do you feel God's presence in your home?
What are some of your traditions that you have when moving into a new home? How do you begin to make the house feel like your home?
In my life, I have called many places home... from my childhood homes, to college dorm rooms to my first apartment after college graduation, to my first home with Chap, and our current home where we brought Will home from the hospital almost two years ago this month. What are some of your favorite memories in your home?
Take a moment to thank God today for the place that you can call home. Look around you and identify ways that God has provided for you in this place and be open to the ways that you can continue to be renewed and refreshed here.
Prayer for Today
Gracious God, Thank you for the blessing of the places we call home. Help us to be open to the rest and renewal that can be provided here and open our hearts to the ways that you will work through us in this place. In Christ's Name, Amen.