I just received a home furnishing catalog in the mail with this headline on the front cover: Home is the most important place in the world. My thinking was challenged immediately. Is that really true, I wondered? Hmmm.
But as I thought over all the “places” on earth, I found I could agree with the statement. Home is really more than a particular locale of course. Home is where you can kick back and be yourself, where you feel most comfortable and in control of your environment, where you feel you belong. From the viewpoint of the catalog, home is where you can decorate to your own taste and they sure hope you’ll do so with their products.
For those who call God “Father”, home has an even deeper meaning than anyplace we live on this earth. We long for our real home. “We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8) We will be a thousand times more comfortable in our eternal home than ever on earth. We will be our true selves as was never possible before.
How would you like to decorate your eternal dwelling? What you do on earth is like shopping for your future home. You will live with the results of what you purchased down here; all your giving and loving and forgiving and good deeds will deck your walls and beautify your rooms. Be thinking now about everything you want to live with for eternity and make your decisions according.