Home – 11/22/20

Garth Reiman

Psalm 90: 1-2   “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” 

 

What does “home” mean to you?  

 

For many, it means security and safety—a place for rest and relief from the world’s troubles, anxieties, and risks. It’s a place to gather with family and enjoy life. It’s a sanctuary. In Habakkuk 1:12, Habakkuk acknowledges God is from everlasting, echoing Psalm 90:1-2, which says God is from everlasting to everlasting. It also describes God as our dwelling place—our home. With God’s eternal nature in mind, Habakkuk adds the comforting thought, “We shall not die” (Hab. 1:12). Consider all the comforts, benefits, and advantages of your home—and imagine them all surpassed, and their promise completely fulfilled in a forever home that God provides from everlasting to everlasting—from before time began to after it ends.  

In Christ, we will live in a perfect dwelling place with God forever—our home, from everlasting to everlasting. 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for preparing a home—a dwelling place—for us to enjoy and worship you forever. Help us to make our earthly home as much like your Kingdom as possible. Guide us to people we can bring to you so they can enjoy you and your eternal home. Encourage us to recognize the crises we are living through and the concerns that burden us are momentary, minor troubles compared to the eternal splendor and safety of heaven.