A Place Called Home: Esteeming the eternal in a shaken world
In no other time in the history of the world is the idea of home been so important. While the home and family has been under attack for years, since the global corona pandemic the pervasive narrative over the past few months is one that encourages people to “stay home” shielded from the virus. For a few of the characters in the bible “home” however took on the form a cave, a prison, a room or a hole at any given time. The scriptures go on to record Jesus saying in Luke 9: 57-62 that he had no physical home or place on the earth to lay his head. While Jesus was not homeless, it would appear he was showing his disciples how valueless and temporal our earthly homes truly are in light of eternity and the cost of following Him. The truth is the homes we live in made of brick and mortar are foundational to our protection and comfort, but because of our own human imperfection, they are also places of failure, contention, brokenness and pain at one or many points in our lives.