“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” [Proverbs 12:25]
Most people know what it feels like to ‘come home’! It’s that deep sense of belonging and peace touches us. Perhaps not experienced by all since the home and all it represents has been bullied, bruised and bashed by the world we live in, but as Paul said to the Corinthians, those things that we know in the natural come first, then the spiritual. What he means is there are truths to be gleaned about the spiritual life as we meditate on the natural occurrences in our daily lives and seek to know spiritual truth.
When we have journeyed long and perhaps even wandered a far off—only God knows. There comes those moments of Divine connection so close and intimate that we fall into a place of knowing …we have surely ‘come home’. Unexplainable and indescribable rest is ours even in the midst of our activities.
Like Peter in his exuberance to reach Jesus walking on the water, there are other moments when faith fails us, but one word from the Master, ‘come’ and we are safe. It is not meant for us to live weary, worn and heavy laden. Every burden when carried to Christ is received by Him as confirmation and affirmation that His Love is free from all the bullying, bruising and bashing this world has dished out.
It is said, “home is where the heart is”! Where is your heart today? I pray that it is in the unfathomable love of God.
Further Reading: Matthew 11:25-30; Luke 9:23-26; 1 Corinthians 15:45-46