Jesus: Dwelling Place
Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
LORD, YOU have been our dwelling place and our refuge in all generations. Psalm 90:1 AMP
One of the saddest stories in life is the plight of the homeless who live on city streets and parks throughout the country. These are people with a thousand different stories to tell but who all have one thing in common: the absence of a place they can call home.
Even more sad is the story of someone who is spiritually homeless. There is no greater emptiness, loneliness, or isolation than this. Jesus Christ came to make His home within our hearts. His presence makes it possibly for every one of us to find our true and eternal home with Him.
The home that Jesus wants to establish within us is a home of splendor, beauty, and tenderness that will always make us feel welcome. A home of love where His arms are extended to help, support, encourage, and embrace. A home of acceptance where we are valued and celebrated; where He is genuinely happy to be in our company. A shelter, a refuge from life's storms. A place of fellowship where our hearts can open up in sweet communion with Him.
"In God the blessed man finds the love that welcomes. There is the sunny place. There care is loosed and toil forgotten. There is the joyous freedom, the happy calm, the rest, the renewing of our strength—at home with God." -Mark Guy Pearse
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