“Jesus answered him, ‘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.’” John 14:23
This past summer was one of transition. In May, we left our home on Haida Gwaii and traveled for several weeks – our RV was “home”. For two months, “home” was living in Ohio with my mother-in-law. Returning to Canada, once again we were “home” in our RV, as we stopped to purchase a house in another province.
As I wrote this in September, we were still in our home on wheels, heading to Alberta to take possession of our new house, before heading back “home” to the coast in October. So this raised for me the question. Where is home?
As people of faith, we are always journeying home. No matter where we live, or how long we live there, our earthly homes will always be temporary. Jesus said, ‘I go to prepare a place for you.” A place for all eternity. When our life journeys seem long, when it is hard to feel a permanent sense of home, we can rest in the assurance that Jesus makes his home with us and, at the end of our lives, will carry us to our eternal home with him.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for accompanying us on our journeys and for preparng a home for us with you. Amen.
Deaconess Judy Whaley, Sandspit-Haida Gwaii, British Columbia