Wherever We’re Together, That’s My Home
The church isn’t a building, it’s the body of Christ, the ekklesia, the family of God. If you aren’t familiar with the biblical concept of church, it’s not a physical structure, it’s people, it’s organic and it’s very much like home.
We’ve all heard the cliches, Home is where the heart is, Home is where you hang your hat, Home is wherever I’m with you…
Currently we are helping an Aunt and Uncle move into their new house. While driving between the new house and the old house our son mentioned to me that we don’t have a home. I took this as an opportunity to explain to him the difference between a house and a home. I told him that although we don’t own a physical house we very much have a home. Sometimes our home is in a tent in the wilderness, or on the beach or someone else’s house and hopefully sooner than later in a bus. When friends or family invite us to stay, they inevitably say “make yourself at home”. Which isn’t hard since home is more than a house, it’s simply us together. Much has been written about the idea of home, but our culture still seems to define home in the parameters of four walls and a roof, a mortgage, or a lease.
There’s a Billy Joel song called “You’re My Home” which states:
“If I travel all my life
And I never get to stop and settle down
Long as I have you by my side
There’s a roof above and good walls all around
You’re my castle, you’re my cabin and my instant pleasure dome I need you in my house ’cause you’re my home.”
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