Or when you pull out the same Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree every year.
I snatched up my Bible on the way out the door Sunday.
It felt so familiar in my hand
and in its words
and with its God...
How "at home" are you with the Almighty —
Not by rote or routine, or with a cavalier attitude, but how comfortable you are with Him?
When you start to talk to Him, do you have that sense you've been here before?
When you hear His voice, can you recognize it as you do a friend's on the phone? (John 10:27)
God calls us to that place. He calls us home whether the last time we were there was last night, last week, or many poor choices ago. He is the Shepherd of Luke 15, leaving the ninety-nine who are securely in the fold and searching for the one sheep who's wandered away. Paul observed that where sin abounds, grace abounds more. (Romans 5:20) because He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)