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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. 

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5 thoughts on “Home

  1. Did you hear the echo of an “Amen!!” a few minutes ago. If so, that was me from 3,000 miles away. What an insightful way to expound on the wonder of wonders I had come to fully appreciate when I first read Psalm 65:4 some years ago. Takes my breath away today as it did then when I think of it. “He is our home.” I cannot grasp that without almost feeling faint. I am not trying to be dramatic. It’s just the plain truth. Thank you, Loretta!

  2. “The Lord, among a kabillion other things, through those He lived, loved, died and rose for, is so kind”

    Amen!

  3. Amazing how so many “name” the name of Christ, but yet have no identity in Him. Interesting also that the modern “visible church” does not mirror what we see of Jesus (and the apostles/prophets/servants)……….who went about healing all/everyone who were oppressed of the devil…..preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people, healing all that were possessed with devils and diseases, and torments, healing lunaticks, etc, etc, etc. All we see now is nothing but a mere form of godliness.

    Matthew 4:23 “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues…..”
    Matthew 9:35 “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues…..”

    Looked at other examples in the Book of Acts and of Paul, etc. Interesting that throughout, it reads in their synagogues. Jesus was a “Jew”, and yet he called them “their synagogues.” Jesus connected/identified Himself not with these religious and idolatrous “babel temples.” Jesus has nothing to do with any building made of mere men (Isaiah 66:1-5, etc); no exceptions! And just as Jesus said then it was “their church”…..He is saying that very thing today of the “visible church”. O dear God may we repent of such brazen idolatry and naivety against you. Christ’s Church are living stones, not stones made of brick, mortar, and cement, etc.

    “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” John 16:1-3 Jesus didn’t say “They shall put you out of MY synagogues.”

    Christ Jesus is The Tabernacle, our Dwelling Place and our Home….for we look not for a city on this earth, but that Heavenly City, Jesus! “For the Word became flesh and dwelt (Gr: skenoo; which means “tabernacled”) amongst us.”

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