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Setting

Yesterday while I was driving, I heard a song I wasn’t familiar with. The lyrics that caught my attention were:

Take me back

To the place that feels like home

To the people I can depend on

To the faith that’s in my bones

Take me back

To a preacher and a verse

Where they’ve seen me at my worst

To the love I had at first

Oh, I want to go to church

I found out latter that this song is called Church by Cochren and Co. It’s a moving song about looking for answers in the wrong places and becoming more broken each time. What struck me was the idea of church being home. I have never felt that way before. To be honest, I have had houses before but the last time I felt home was in college. Only now, after nearly 20 years living in this house is it starting to feel like home. The reason isn’t the four walls but those who we get to share our lives with. Many of them are the church. They share their beliefs in Christ and believe that we should love God and love people. I have many friends who are part of my home who aren’t Christians and still believe do into others as you’d have them do to you.

Church can be home. It’s a group of people with shared beliefs who do life together. I hope as I continue my #faithjourney, my sense of home grows with it.

Do you have a church home? (And we aren’t necessarily talking about a building you go to on Sundays)

Scripture
  • Proverbs 24:3-4 – By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
  • 1 Peter 2:4-5 – Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Reflection

We build our house with bricks and drywall. The Holy Spirit helps us build our home will living stones, wisdom, and knowledge. Our homes are filled with precious riches.

You can be happy in a mansion or happy in a one room studio in the basement. The physical structure isn’t what makes a home, it’s the money’s and memories shared with other.

We have an opportunity through the Holy Spirit to find a home and grow it. It doesn’t matter that church you belong to or how often you go to a building. That provides some sense of home and connectedness. What provides more satisfaction and peace is the living church and doing life with those people.

I am blessed beyond measure by the physical gifts God has given to my family. What I’m more excited for is how he is opening up a whole new home through his children.

We’ll close with more lyrics from Church:

Oh, more than an obligation

It’s our foundation

The family of God

I know it’s hard

But we need each other

We’re sisters and brothers

Challenge

Have you found your home? Remember it doesn’t have to be four walls. Look to the people in your life. Pray on it. God with bring Church to you and with it a home.

Prayer

Father God, thank you for wanting us no matter our sins. We want to be home with you and look forward to that day.

Until then, help us to all have a home with your people. Bless us with four walls and safety. Continue to change that house into a home through the Holy Spirit. Put people into our lives who help us feel at home. We need those who will love, challenge, and support is. We all want to have a home

Thank you, God for making a home in you. In your name, Amen.

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