John 17:16 – A Place Called Home

They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
(John 17:16 ESV)

We live here… we walk here… we eat and drink here… but may we never call it home.

The ground beneath our feet and sky above our heads are the scenery we enjoy momentarily, but they will pass away (Matthew 24:35).

Our family is more than people with the same last name (Mark 3:35). As believers we are united by blood, literally the shed blood of Jesus the risen Savior.

We, the family, walk as sojourners (1 Peter 2:11), as travelers, loving and serving the people around us, all the while remembering we will one day be home. A home that Jesus has prepared for us (John 14:3), where we will live in ever increasing joy.

There, our lips won’t ever have to say, “It was fun while it lasted,” as the smile fades from our faces.

In our true home there is no sorrow, there is no disease, there is no end to joy (Revelation 21:4).

In our home our treasure does not fail, there is no thief to steal, no moneybag to grow old (Luke 12:33).

In your heart, and in your head, where is your treasure and your home? For “there will your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34).

How often do you think about home?

Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, author of two bestselling books, Today We Win and The Men With Bare Feet, host of The Bible Better Podcast, and editor of Short Daily Devotions.

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