Monday, March 24, 2014

Message from Karla Mungillo, Elementary Teacher

We all remember Dorothy, clutching Toto, clicking her heels and saying,"There's no place like home."  Home is the place we hurry to at the end of the day.  It's our own corner of the world where we are safe from the storms of life.

At least that's the way it's supposed to be.  That's why, as a nation, we grieve together in times of natural disaster when we see people displaced by hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods.  We weep over the loss of homes and lives.  Many times we give financially or go in person to help to give food, shelter, and much needed comfort.

Why do we care?  Because deep within us is the realization that we need a place to call home: a place where we are accepted and loved, a place where we can be comforted and feel secure.  God created us with both the desire to have a home and the feeling of incompleteness when its missing.  It’s a picture of our relationship with Him-the reality of having a home in Him and the insecurity we feel until we are settled with Him.

The comfort and security we feel each day as we return home, the desire to create a warm atmosphere, the love we feel for our families and friends and our joy in being with them is all a miniature of our real home with our Father and His family, the body of Christ.  Remember, we are just passing through our journey on earth.  We are seeking a permanent home, an eternal dwelling place.  When Jesus returns, we will be truly home-forever.  So keep running the race, don’t give up the battle, keep going until you reach the final destination.

Psalm 61:4  "'I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings."

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