May
09
2007

“We will…make our home with them”

“Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them; and we will come to them and make our home with them.” — Jesus (John 14:34)

Home is a place of safety and security for most of us. Wherever we feel safe, wherever we can be accepted for who we are, as we are — there we say we are “at home.” Home is not just a physical location but a psychological one, the place where our true selves, our God-created selves, are OK.

What a promise Jesus makes to the disciples — and to us — in this passage from John’s gospel. We will come to them and make our home with them. This is amazing because it promises that we can be “at home” — safe, secure, accepted as we are — with the Father and the Son. And what is even better is that God doesn’t hold us at arm’s length, doesn’t place a lot of conditions, but can be at home with us if we love Him. The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood (John 1:14, The Message)

At home with God, we are surrounded with his love, safe in His arms. Christ is with us even if we fail to notice him, calling us into his presence. As you go through this week, think about the ways Christ is taking up residence in your life and calling you into the safety and security of his love. How is he making you “at home?” How is he calling you to help others to feel “at home?”

Written by Bob Fisher in: spirituality |

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