#faithbites #faithjourney home
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)
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
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.
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.