Google Simply Katherine, a Christian on campus: September 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

I Need a Home

Three years ago, I wrote a similar post on this topic: Christians on Campus - I Needed a Home. At that time, I introduced you to this older couple whose home I found real rest. I was a freshman then.

These few days I've been revisiting the matter of needing a home because one of my housemates brought it up in a conversation. The phrase, I need a home, may be simple to some but to many it can develop into a profound defining of basic human and spiritual need.

First, let's explore the human perspective of having a home. Economists would say the most basic unit of an economy is a household. A home is where real formative activities happen. Whether or not the constituent of an economy is happy and healthy depends on what's happening at the most basic level. Society today realizes how crucial it is to nurture a healthy home where their children can rest, grow, and develop in a normal way. Humanly we all need a healthy home where we can rest and care for our young. Likewise in our spiritual life we need to find a home to rest and nurture our spiritual children.

God is our home

God is Our Home

From the spiritual perspective firstly our anchor, the foundation of our rest, is the Lord Jesus - God Himself. He is our dwelling place.

"O Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations." -Psalm 90:1

I'm not sure if I would ever be able to fully explain this point. At times I still feel restless because life is full of responsibilities. Nevertheless, instead of going outward trying to do my best to solve everything, I'm learning to turn inward - to God in my spirit who is my home, comfort, and rest.