When I teach my ESL students the difference between the words house and home, I explain that a house is a building where people live, but home is the feeling of where one belongs. Home is being with those who we love and who love us. Home is part of our identity.
One of the wonderful promises from Jesus is the sole focus of today’s post. It is found in John 14:22 to 24. The passage starts out with Judas, not Iscariot the betrayer, asking Jesus why he intends to show himself to them and not the world.
Jesus’s answer is where we find that wonderful promise.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them”
Jesus let him know that anyone, yes anyone, who loves Jesus will obey his teaching. The Father will love them and Jesus and the Father will come to us and make their home with us. This promise is for anyone who will receive Jesus. No one will be excluded who receives Jesus.
They will make their home with us. Our sense of belonging will be with them. The love and acceptance of Jesus and the Father will always be with us.
We can literally walk into our house, apartment, trailer, jail cell, room in a treatment facility, bunk house, cabin, whatever and say hi to Jesus and the Father who are at home with us.
Home- we belong to Jesus. Home- we belong to God the Father. Home-our identity is with them. Home- in the here and now with Jesus and God the Father.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.