|No place like home|
Though I’ve lived in many places throughout the Carolinas, when I think of going “back home,” it’s to Florida, where much of my family and childhood friends live. I’m equally happy to say I’m “back home” when I return from an emotionally draining trip to Florida as I did this week.
No matter where life takes you, home always beckons your return. Home represents memories of happy times and shared heartaches etched in your soul but always with hope that tomorrow will bring joy in the warm, familiar setting with loved ones.
But, as much as we love to bask in the comfort of home, Jesus admonishes us not to get too comfortable in our earthly setting. He certainly didn’t.
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 9:58
Whenever I’m faced with challenges that seem humanly insurmountable, I remind myself this is my temporary home. While I have a place to lay my head here, my eternal home will have far greater benefits and no problems!
As a Christian, there’s no better promise to cling to than a home in heaven with our Savior!
What challenges have you faced this week? Would you like me to pray for you? If so, please leave a comment or e-mail me confidential requests. I’d love to hear from you. Meanwhile, would you take a moment to lift up those on our prayer list above? Several folks are battling cancer, depression, and broken family situations. Also, please continue to pray for Sgt. Jesse McCart and his family as he continues rehab.
©Laura Hodges Poole