Home is where the heart is, our place of safety, solace and security—or at least it could and should be. Though for many, home is far from a haven. It can often be the very place they long to escape from.
Right from our earliest memories, home remains a place we are either joined together by strong ties of deep love and affection, or feel a sense of disconnection to. Because not all of us are loved well or treated right in our formative years. Not all of us desire to stay or return to where we began our days.
It is natural to develop independence and want to spread our wings when we get to a certain age, but some of us have an inner longing to flee a place where we don’t feel cherished, a home where we don’t seem to fit in or truly belong, a need for a different shelter of sorts.
That’s why God offers us all an eternal Home, a place of grace and loving kindness, a haven of perfect love and peace, an abiding sense of safety and stability and an anchor for the soul of true acceptance and rest. We have a taste of its beauty in this world and glimpses of its magnificence to come.
Meanwhile, His arms are all the safe place and shelter we seek. His love is unconditional, overwhelming and free. His mercy and grace help us to make changes in how we perceive our lives and His healing touch helps us to forgive and move forward again.
Here are 3 aspects of home in 140 characters or less….
He feels a tug to look back
calling him homeward
His eyes realise how vast
the universe can be
He aches to stay as he
breaks the cord to leave
A window seat is a way
to see more clearly, get
a fresh perspective, because
home is anywhere at all
No more or less than
a place to lay his head
“Are you ready for this?
He nods, gulps back tears, turns to take another look outside, where home shrinks small while he faces new horizons. (140 characters)
The thoughts, poems and prose above, were inspired by my creative friend, Kat Myrman, and this week’s ‘Twittering Tales’ photo prompt she has provided. Just click on the link to read more. You’re warmly welcome to join in if you’d like to.
What does the word ‘home’ conjure up for you?
Do you feel ready to take a step of faith toward the next thing God has planned for you?