Monday, December 6, 2010

I'll be home for Christmas

I was far from home and grabbed a towel from the rack in the hotel bathroom. It was about as thick as a piece of paper and barely bigger than a hand towel. It was both disappointing and ineffectual for its task.

When I was home I reached for a towel and found it thirsty lushness wrapped around me like a queen sized blanket. It was more than enough; it was extravagant.

Both situations were similar in what I needed but the difference lie in where I was. At home I found all I needed and more – but away from home the result was inadequacy and disappointment.

We’re seeking, and needy, and vulnerable. How are we and where are we while we’re trying to meet those needs? If we are far from home we’re on our own to find happiness, fulfillment, purpose, or love; often we come up short.

But if we are home we have a Father who delights in providing for us (Psalms 37:23) and promises that we’ll have all that we need (Psalms 23:1). When we are home we will flourish and have joy because we are in His presence.(Psalms 92:12-14)

"Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I trust Him.  He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection...If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you. (Psalms 91: 1-3,4,9 NLT)

Be home for Christmas this year. You are most welcome there! (Ephesians 3:12, 14-21)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

When we try to fill our need with things of this world, we are always left disappointed. But when we turn to God to fill us, we are never disappointed. Thanks for this reminder.