There is nothing more comforting than home. Not just because it’s familiar, but because it belongs to you and you belong to it.
This sense of belonging has nothing to do with the structure or physical address of where you live. It’s the people you live with… wherever that is!
You know it’s home when you walk in a room and people know and accept you for who you are. They want you to be there. They value what you bring to the table so much that they actually want you to put it on the table.
When you have a connection with others that can’t be replaced by them or you, then that’s home!
So home is not an address or type of building, but a living breathing relationship where you belong. Home is something so deep and so meaningful that it drives who you are and what you do. It becomes an unmistakable part of the fabric of your life.
So is it any wonder then that all who repent and believe in the Gospel find a home like no other?
1 John 1 and 2 focus in on this powerful belonging we have in Christ. The frequent use of the words Abide and Fellowship can’t be missed and both have the same principle in their meaning. To abide with someone is to fellowship with them and to be in fellowship is to abide with them.
Home is the incredible fellowship we have with Christ: how we belong to Him and as such how we belong to one another!