Sunday, June 12, 2011

Daily Devotion, June 12, 2011 - Home, Sweet Home


John 14:23
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."

The word "home" evokes a gamut of sentiments in most of us. They range from Dorothy's declaration, "There's no place like home" to Thomas Wolfe's renowned novel titled: "You Can't Go Home Again" with a little bit of everything in between. Home for one person might always be the house in which they grew up and where their parents still live. For another, it could be a grandparent's farm where summers were spent. Maybe, for you, it is the house you now share with your spouse and children. No matter what or where you consider as "home", I can guarantee it is where you feel or felt peace, comfort, love, happiness, and contentment, in the here and now or in the hazy sweetness of fond memories.

This Sunday, we celebrate Pentecost, the birth of the church through the coming of the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised. It is monumentally overwhelming to me when I think of the God of the Universe desiring, deigning to make His home with me, but that is precisely what He has done. Have you told Him lately, as you would a visitor to your house, "Make yourself right at home"? If you haven't, perhaps today is the perfect time to do so. He'll create for you the ultimate "Home, Sweet Home".

Readings
Psalms 118 or 145
Isaiah 11:109
1 Corinthians 2:1-13
John 14:21-29

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