By the world’s standards, we are homeless. No, not the dirty, sleeping on a park bench sort of homeless, but homeless nonetheless. A family of six. We have a 26 ft long travel trailer, though we are currently living in the home of another family that offered us two rooms they weren’t using.
And you know what the kicker is?
We CHOSE this. Yep…we CHOSE to be homeless.
We didn’t lose our jobs. We weren’t unable to find work. We weren’t kicked out of our house.
We left it all.
We left it all because we found something worth SO. MUCH. MORE.
Now, don’t get me wrong; some days being homeless is hard. It’s uncomfortable…it’s exhausting…it’s frustrating. But it is FOR A MOMENT. Our circumstances are temporary. Our discomfort is temporary. This earthly life is temporary. We have been given a life far beyond earthly things. We have been given a Home far beyond an earthly home.
We have given up our home because we have found the only True Home: the Home of God, Himself. And He is Eternal.
God’s Home will not necessarily cost you your home, but it will cost you something. Are you willing to pay the price? It is costing the family we are living with the comfort of having their home all to themselves.
To some, it would seem that this True Home is costing us a lot. But hear me; hear one who is paying the price: IT IS WORTH IT. The more we have gained, the less it feels like we have paid. One of the songs we sing has a line that says, “What does it matter what we lose when it is Christ we gain?”
Dear Saints, are you willing to count the cost so that God can have His Home? A Home in which you, also, dwell for all eternity?
This is the Ultimate Issue.