Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Colors of Home





I don't agree with Thomas Wolfe. I think you CAN go home again. However, I do agree with this quote from his book:
“Child, child, have patience and belief, for life is many days, and each present hour will pass away."
Jesus says a similar thing, in John 16:33 :
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

I love going home again, to the place where I spent so many years of my childhood, the land of mauve hills, brilliant fall leaves, carousels, and beautiful country vistas. And I love my parents. They are quirky, and fun, and smart, and generous. We all drive each other crazy at times, but I always enjoy my visits. As we all get older, it seems new troubles and concerns always dance on our horizon, if not right on our doorstep. Still, I went on a run yesterday, and the sun poked through the rainy day and the autumn colors sparkled. I could not help but say aloud, "Thank you Lord for this blessing!", for the colors of home that I always carry in my heart. I thanked Him for the home where I grew up and for the Home He has prepared for me when my growing is all done.

John 14:27 (NIV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.





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