Yesterday we were honored with celebrating at two different birthday parties. Fred and Abigail, our miracle twins, had just recently turned the "Big 1". Walking into the church Annex, we saw members of His Family scattered about. Each of us connected to these little ones through The Blood of our Savior, celebrating how He answered the many, many prayers lifted up regarding this precious little family. There wasn't any hesitation in the gifts of love, acceptance, laughter, and joy from my siblings. I felt so at ease - so at "home" in His Love through them.
Most every Wednesday night and one night every other week, His family settles in and we study His Word. I love they too know which cupboards to find a needed dish, cup, or glass and feel at "home" to get them.
This place. This temporary "home" He has placed us in before we are in our eternal Home with Him. He has taken this shell of boards, drywall, floorings, furnishing and filled it with His Love. Using it for others to feel at "home" in. Even when persons aren't here, the memories of voices continue to fill it. How many treasures I have stored in my heart from the persons He has brought within these walls.
And almost always, each one feels and makes themselves completely "at home" here in His Love.
It is a place where one is able to be themselves, accepted and loved unconditionally. He uses us to encourage, hold accountable, grow, and listen to many who walk through these doors.
He has also given me the gift of feeling completely "at home" when I go before Him.
No matter where I am, what I am doing, I always feel "at home" in His Love. I know, without doubt, I am able to crawl up into His lap at any moment and He is always eager to receive me. I know, without doubt, He desires to be with me.
He desires this from all of us.
He desires, with everything He is, for each of us to feel completely "at home" in His Love with Him. He wants us to cast aside all pretense, all fear, all doubt, and "be" with Him.
I know this, without doubt, because He gave up His only Begotten Son, so I can be "at home" in Him one day for eternity in His Love.