Then, my eyes poured over with tears.
My boyfriend (who later became my Hubby) turned to me shocked. “What’s wrong?” he inquired.
“I’m sad to leave.” I responded. Quiet tears. Content. Thankful. Expressing the care, tenderness, love, and belonging with which we were departing.
Dictionary.com defines home first as a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household. Secondly as the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.
Have you thought about what home is? Is your home simply a physical shelter to you? Just the usual place you reside? Or is it more?
The second definition seems more appropriate – a place where your affections are centered.
Aren’t the people the ones who make the place home?
In the last blog I shared the story of arriving at my parent’s home while they were out for the night. Same place. Same physical shelter. Yet vastly different.
Home. Where your affections are centered.
Who or what are your affections centered on?
Is it Jesus? Does He reside in the center of your home?
Or has something else taken His place?
Doesn’t everything else stem from the center?
A physical place where you reside – yes. Yet a place that contains and displays your affections.
Stemming from the Lord at the center, your home also contains and displays your secondary affections:
The people you most care about, or preparations for them to visit.
Colors that display your personality. Items that show what you value.
Opportunity to build character.
A safe place to be and discover yourself. A place to fail and get back up.
A place to be loved and launched.
Think about the word ‘home’. What are 3 words you would use to describe what home is to you?
Share in the comments below. Let’s discover home together.
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