In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy closed her eyes, clicked her ruby shoes together, and said three times; there’s no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home. The landscape began to fade and in a flash, she found herself back on the farm with all of her loved ones beside her. She must have been elated when she realized how much she was loved.
Have you ever felt that everything would be all right if we could just go home where we can rest and recover, knowing that it's all right to be our self among our loved ones. However, most of us know that home is not a place. It is a feeling (an inner sense) of belonging. Dorothy found her way back to the loving arms of her family because, deep down, she knew all along that she belonged to them.
Guess what, that is exactly what Christ Jesus's faithful and unconditional love provides for each of us. I am thankful to have found that that my home is not a place, but a reassuring feeling of belonging. Without a doubt, I know that I belong to my Heavenly Father. Wow, I belong to Him and He loves me so much, He died for me! There is no greater love. My elation overflows with four A's; Amazing, Awesome, Alleluia, and Amen!
May God's peace be with you,
Kathy Goodhew, author