Where Is Home

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As I headed out the door this morning to run, I never expected to run into an adorable, fluffy, white dog like this guy!  As I passed one of many retention ponds in the development behind mine, I spotted her sniffing through the weeds and puddles left from this weekend’s snowfall.

At first she barked at me as I carefully approached her and held out my hand.  Then her curiosity got the best of her and she came right to me.  As I felt through her thick fur I discovered that she was not wearing a collar.  There were so many houses nearby that I could not have even begun to guess where she came from or if she had come from another neighborhood!  I looked at her and asked her one simple question…..”Where’s home?”  She looked at me as if she knew exactly what I was talking about and began to walk back toward my neighborhood.  I continued to ask her where her home was until we ended up in her back yard.  By the time the owner opened the front door, that little doggie was ready to be back in the comfort and safety of the place where she knew she belonged.

As I stepped off the stranger’s porch to continue my run, this verse came to my spirit:

Hebrews 13:14
For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.
I have had an inordinate amount of things popping up that need my attention over the past few weeks and one of the most important realities that I have to stay focused on is “Where is home?”  If I am overwhelmed, I have to remember that the only place of safety and refuge is in Father God’s house.  I have to keep my mind and my focus on heavenly places and stay on His track for my life and His plans for each day……not mine.

 

If I am in charge, I’ll be wandering off the path just like that little, curious doggy.  I don’t know about you, but I daily need to be reminded that my home is in the heaven and not on the earth.

1 Peter 3:18
Christ also suffered. He died once for the sins of all us guilty sinners although he himself was innocent of any sin at any time, that he might bring us safely home to God.              
This little canine also had no tags or collar showing who she belonged to.  I am so glad that we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit upon salvation.  It’s our identifiable marking indicating who we belong to and that our eternal home is waiting for us.   My prayer for each of us today is that no one will have to search us out for our identity because it will be evident who we are and who we belong to as we walk in the world today.
Be blessed

 

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