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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Home is not Simply Four Walls and a Roof

Going faster and faster is the sickness of our time, isn't it? Nowadays it's easy to miss the present and live in the future. Thus, one can be blind to the poor and the broken. But just as easily, one can become blind to a suffering sibling, a hurting parent or even a sick child. For many, a house is no longer a home. As a result, it can be said that many Americans are homeless in the most obsessed, compulsive, unusual and subtle of ways. Home is not simply four walls and a roof. So what makes a home . . .

"By the time a child comes to the age of reason, “home” with all its order, happiness and beauty, means just one thing to him: certainty. In this respect home is to him precisely what God is to him. It is safe and certain and permanent, not simply because it is a house with four walls and a roof, but because it is built on the rock of love, his parent's love for God, and for one another, and for him." Caryll Houselander

The Shelter of the Lord

He who dwells in the shelter of the Lord will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes and see the compensation of the wicked. For you have made the Lord, your refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. "With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation." Psalm 91
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