A young couple got out of their car, just arriving for a week at Warm Beach Camp, and walked up the sidewalk to Cedar Lodge. The young man turned to his wife and said, “I feel like I am coming home.”
There is a desire in all of us to feel like we are coming home. The descriptions of “home” may vary from person to person, but it is unconditional love, acceptance, relationships, traditions and a place and space that feeds the soul that are what make up this ideal of “home.”
Bev, my wife, often asks me this question, “Does it feed your soul?” What a great question when we think about home and all that it means. My favorite place at home is our fire circle. Recently, I went to the fire circle by myself and built a fire. The family began to gather. We laughed, talked, prayed and even spent time just staring into the beauty and warmth of the fire. I was home. My soul was being fed.
The truth is, this desire to come home is from God. He is with us on a journey that brings us home to be with Him forever. Being with Him is the ultimate place of unconditional love, acceptance, relationships and traditions that will last forever. With Him, we know that our soul is fed.
Whatever it means to you to come home, know that it is evidence of a deeper reality: God, through His son Jesus Christ, invites us home to live with Him forever.