What is a home?
A home is a place of protection from the outside elements.
It is a place preparation that you come from every day.
It is the place of provision you go to and find rest in every night.
Jesus described His Father’s love as His home:
“I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love.
If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love.
That’s what I’ve done—kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.”
John 15:9-10 MSG
Making yourself home in the love of Jesus is harder than it sounds because the love you are most at home in isn’t God’s.
The love you are most at home in is shaped by the love you know from your family, from your past relationships and from the world you live in today. The love you are most at home in has come from broken people in a broken world.
The love you may know from the past is dysfunctional.
The love you may know from the world is distorted.
The love you may know from yourself is destructive.
The world says “love yourself”, “find the the love you need inside” and “you have all you need inside yourself”. But if what you have is dysfunctional, distorted and destructive?
The love you know is the love you give. It is the home you build and the life you lead. It is the love you are at home in.
Jesus came to show us what it looks like to be at home in God’s perfect love. He came to make a way for you to experience being at home in wholeness of God’s expansive love. To live in it and love from it.
A love that is is a place of protection from the outside elements.
A love that is a place preparation that you come from every day.
A love that is place of provision you go to and find rest in every night.
Jesus opens wide his arms and says,“Come on in! My commands are the walls and roof that protect you, my compassion prepares you to love those around you and my provision is your place of rest to be recharged and refreshed in. Come on in and make yourself at home”.
Jesus came to heal the love you know and transform how you love others.
Begin to make His love your home today and everyday after!