The presence of Jesus in our houses makes them feel like home
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“Jesus answered him, ‘If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'”
John 14:23 English Standard Version
This is my dream house. The Heceta Head Light Keeper’s House was built in 1894 and now serves as an upscale B&B (a mere $200 to over $300 a night in the summer which includes a seven course breakfast). I stayed in this house on a weekend youth retreat before its B&B days. Each window presents an amazing seascape of the Pacific Ocean.
But what makes a house a home?
There are a number of us reading this blog who have a dream house, if not in reality then in the recesses of the mind. You could build that house exactly as you imagine it, yet it might never become your home.
There has been strife in my house over the years, and I have a feeling that my family isn’t much different than many of yours. What has made a difference in our home is the grace of God. His love has converted our house into a home.
It is the grace of God dwelling in your house that turns it into a home.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re living in your dream house or a low rent apartment, God excels at making wherever you live your home with his presence.