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Is Hope the Chord of Your Home?

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.  - Mark 13:32-33

Sunday we talked about being ready, about being prepared.  That is what Advent is all about.  Preparation for the second coming of Christ.  Jesus has come, grew, died and rose again. We are waiting, we are hoping for His return soon and we want to be ready, to be alert.

All of us have a longing for home, especially at Christmas time.  We long, whether in our heart or mind to be able to go home again.  To see family, friends and just the feeling that is stirred in us and the anticipation of that home going.
 
I said Sunday but I will say it again, " What if coming home is really about the indwelling presence of God? What if coming home is to be gift-wrapped in the God of hope, love, joy and peace?"

Faith, Hope, Forgiveness, Love: The Four Sacred Chords of Home that the Christmas story illuminates in every one of us. What if home is fundamentally more than a place we go, but a frequency that vibrates within our hearts and souls summoning us to a place that is beyond ourselves?

Jesus' returning might sound strange to our 21st century ears. But what Jesus is offering is a way home, an invitation from God to return to God’s presence and dwell in God’s kingdom.

It is an invitation not just to “come home for Christmas” but to “come home, come home . . . Softly and Tenderly Jesus is calling, calling all sinners come home.”

Is there hope in your home today that you will one day be able to have the ultimate homecoming?  If not then allow Him to come home to you heart so that you may be ready to go home.

Blessings,

Pastor Tim
Lead Pastor
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene