Where are you most at home? Is it in your home?
I’ve thought a lot about this over the years, as my family and I have lived and traveled all over the world. And this summer, we moved yet again. This time, to a brand new town.
You know how God seems to repeat lessons in your life? As in, there’s obviously something He really, really wants you to know, because He keeps bringing things your way, over and over again?
This seems to be my life lesson. You know, this one:
This is not your home.
Nesting is in my blood, and I love making a home for my family. But I’m pretty sure there’s a home waiting for me that’s complete with a wraparound porch and a working stone fireplace, and it’s situated near crystal clear waters on a sapphire street — because it’s not going to happen here.
My hope is in heaven. And being sure of this this makes it all the easier to be content with the myriad earthly homes God has given me… They’re all temporary, even if I live in this new one of ours for the rest of our life.
Grass (and mud) in the backyard? Amazing. I’m in awe that God has given my children a small patch of land on which to play.
A kitchen with working appliances? After seeing Denise’s kitchen that she shares with nine others (above), I hope to never be ungrateful again.
A red front door? Unbelievable. I’ve always wanted one, and it’s just cool that this next place He’s brought us has one.
So the (hideous) fireplace doesn’t work (yet), and so the house itself is tiny. I’m brimming with gratitude that God has given me a place to rest my head.
My modern cottage can wait. Maybe it’s the mansion being built where I’ll see my Father, face to face. For now, my new home has good lighting, and for that I’m terribly grateful. (But Nester and Melissa, I’m all ears if you have any ideas for this ridiculous fireplace.)
What part of your home are you grateful for today?
By Tsh of Simple Mom