And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Luke 9:58
How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. Psalm 65:4
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise! Psalm 84
Searching for a place to call “home”? Jesus had no “home Church”. Sometimes He went to the synagogue to teach and preach to the lost sheep who needed to hear the good news. Did you catch that? He went there to witness to people. Sometimes He went there to rebuke the corrupt and blind religious authorities who kept the people in bondage to their traditions. He went from town to town. He gathered with His disciples in the markets, at the well, on the lake, on fields of grass, and in homes. His disciples left the religious institutions of their traditions, to follow Him wherever He went. Like John the Baptist, Jesus lived outside the camp (where also He was crucified). Jesus had no place of his own to lay His head. He did not finance property in Jerusalem and start building a religious institution for Himself. Our Lord did not call His disciples to have goals, to build and to climb up the religious corporate ladder. He called them to freely go forth everywhere with the Gospel and to care for the needs of the saints everywhere. Jesus was not static, He was on the move. He still is. He is the Lamb that was slain; the Shepherd of His sheep. He searches for His own, calls His own and leads us to His green pastures and quiet waters to dwell with Him there. We follow Him wherever He goes. So we search no more. Our home is in Him and with Him. He is our home.