Psalm 84: At Home

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

It has oft been repeated, “There’s no place like home.” To some, home is where your heart is; to others, it’s where you hang your hat. At the very least, we somehow know we were made for it, and realize much of our lives are spent in search of it.

Finding home on earth in the fullest sense while a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20) is more than difficult, it’s impossible. The world’s customs and values are foreign terrain to a child of God. They’re not foreign in the sense of unfamiliar; more like peculiar or out of sync for any person whose soul is fixed on the homeland of God’s holiness.

Once adopted into the family of God – by grace through faith – we become ambassadors of unseen things, our surroundings become hostile territory, and our journey through life a trek behind enemy lines. You could say we’re making the best of a home away from home.

Hopefully, we’re not traveling alone, but with others who share our identity and our longing for the Father’s good kingdom to come and His good will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).

To be at home here isn’t about inhabiting a region, but rather traveling each day under the King’s banner of faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13). All who make their way that way are assured grace and glory for this stretch of the road; everything they need to walk well until they arrive at their heavenly destination.

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