The Sand, the Sea and the Air. Alive Series, Conclusion

Sunset on the North Sea

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matt 6:33-34, NIV2)

We worry way too much about life, and not enough about the Kingdom, which, by the way, doesn't need any worrying! After all, the Good News came through quite clear: "You canceled my ticket to hell- that's not my destination!" (Ps 16:10, MSG) This is cause for celebration, not for worry.

In addition, "Now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God." (Gal 3:25-26, MSG) This is where we become vibrant and fully alive. The worries from the past become nonexistent, and now that we are experiencing our Heavenly Father, nothing can lead us astray.

Although I love where I live, I always feel so much at home when I return to the city of my birth. The sand, the North Sea and the salty air invigorate me. Just walking in the streets where I was born brings back many memories of people I loved, but who are no longer with us. Even though the apartment where I was raised has been vacated, I still feel right at home.

Still, this experience is pale compared with the time I entered a Messianic Synagogue many, many years ago and I felt God's Spirit for the first time. I fell in love with my Heavenly Father, and I yearned to experience Him more and more. I would drive two hours every week to Toronto, just to experience God's Holy Spirit. He became my everything. I finally felt at home--my real home!

At first I associated His presence with this Messianic Synagogue in Toronto. Soon I discovered that He was present in other churches as well, some of them in my own neighborhood. I didn't have to drive so far to experience God, He had taken up residence in me. Wherever I went, He was with me. I am at home, no matter where I am, and when I am at home, I have nothing to worry about. My Dad will take care of everything. I have arrived at my final destination.

My home is not any longer my birth place. My destination now is my Heavenly Father. We are truly strangers on our way to heaven. There is no place like real home!

"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." (John 14:16-17, NIV)

Where is your home?

Rob Chaffart

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