How do you feel about your home. It is just a place that needs to be cleaned and where you sleep at night. Or is it your haven, your sanctuary away from a busy and noisy world.
One of my favourite sayings is..
A house is built of brick and stone, a home is built on love alone.
Our home is built of brick but the inside is full of love.
Our home still needs cleaning and the clothes still need washing. There is ironing, and dusting and vacuuming, mopping and sweeping. There are beds to make and pillows to fluff, oh and the toilets need cleaning. The spiders find our home a great place to live so there are always webs to wipe down and dirty fingerprints to wipe off the walls.
Our home is just a normal place, with books in bookcases and accordians on show (maybe this isn’t normal).
Music flows from our home as our children practice their piano and sometimes it is sweet and sometimes not.
Sometimes you will hear raised voices – sorry we aren’t perfect, and then sometimes you will hear the soft voices of repentence and forgiveness.
If you are here for a meal you will hear the words of thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father who provides all our needs.
Hopefully, most of all you will know when you step into our home that this is where love abides. Love for each other and for those we care for.
Psalm 26:8 O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
Ephesians 3:17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.