Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." John 14:23
Switchfoot,"This Is Home"
Homecoming is this Sunday, September 9!
Homecoming is a special day in the life of a congregation. Some churches call it Rally Day, or Welcome Home Sunday. It's usually the day that marks a return from summer vacation and the choir usually starts up again. Homecoming is a day of celebration.
It's a reminder to us that no matter where we go in life, we always have a place in the body of Christ. We belong to God, and we belong to each other -- and we also belong to the world. So Home is not a static place. Home in God's kingdom grows and changes as we open wide our arms and serve our neighbors. Home is not the brick and mortar of our building. Home is us -- our beating hearts. Just as the Buddha says: “You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself"
So we must be made into home where the world's weary, fearful and lost can find rest -- and find Christ in us. As God makes God's home in our hearts as we follow in Jesus' footsteps, we make a home in each other's heart as we love and care for each other.
So come to worship this Sunday --- bring a friend or two -- and welcome home!
PRAY: "God, may my heart be your home, and make my heart a home to all the homeless in this world"