By: Lauren Cook, Family Ministry Logistics Coordinator
We recently moved to a new house and wow, what a stressful process. It was a little embarrassing realizing how much “stuff” we have acquired over the years. Moving yourself means you have to pick up, pack up, and unpack every single thing that you own. The process seemed like it would never end, and it actually hasn’t yet. After we moved, everyone would ask “How is the new house? Does it feel like home yet?” We moved our stuff and ourselves into a new house but, I quickly realized that our home never changed. We never left it because, our home is where we are all together with God. This house was our home from the moment we all slept there the first night. My home is where my family is and where we are with God, the house is just the shell keeping us warm and dry.
In today’s passage from 2 Samuel, God tells David “I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before your eyes. Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth! And I will provide a homeland for my people…and I will give you rest from all your enemies.” God is promising David that his house and kingdom will endure forever. These words were repeated in Luke 1:31-33 when the angel Gabriel said them to Mary. This promise was finally fulfilled when Jesus was born.
Dear Lord, thank you for always keeping your promises and for being with us wherever we are. You are our home. Amen.