And so we have come to the last of these thirty-one days.
On the very first day of the series I said,
Home is made up of beautiful sights, lovely aromas, tantalizing tastes, comforting touches and textures, and lively sounds. But it is more than our physical surroundings and the appeal of the senses. It is also the intangible beauties of attitude and atmosphere. The best home is a reflection of our Heavenly Home, a humble foreshadow of that Home that is promised to His children.
I have attempted to offer you some new ways of looking at your home, and your own place in it. Maybe one or two ideas have inspired you to brighten your home—in its surroundings, or in its atmosphere.
There's one more thought that I'd like to leave with you...hold it loosely.
You see, I am merely a steward of my home, my little piece of the here-and-now. It is not really mine. It is where He has placed me right now, today. And I am responsible, as His steward, to take good care of it, and to do my best, and to do it with all my heart (as unto the Lord, and not to men, Colossians 3:23).
But if He should choose to take it away, or move me to another place, then I must loosen my grip and say, "Yes, Lord."
Now that may sound as if my attitude is oh-well-no-problem-easy-come-easy-go, but that is certainly not the case. I love my home. As I told you ~here~, I had to learn to love it, but now I can hardly imagine myself anywhere else! Home is a good place to be. However, it is a only a temporary gift. I must hold it loosely, while I hold tightly to eternal things.
For the things which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18b
May you and I be able to declare with Martin Luther,
" I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess."
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God bless you as you continue to make your house a home...while you focus on the things that are eternal!