“Now I have a home,” said Love. “It is a pretty place with many colors. There are green trees and green grass. There is the blue sky and white clouds. There is a rainbow with all the colors. There are mountains that turn blue or purple when the yellow sun sets.”
All these colors and all this beauty were fascinating and intense. But Love did not feel at home.
Then Love thought of you. That is what would make this place seem like home! “I would have someone with whom to talk. I could share this beauty. Then I would have a home.” Love became excited about sharing this new world with you. There would be problems. There would be sin. There would be many generations of people before you.
And then you would be. Love knew you before the womb. Love knew you while you were in the womb. Love anticipated your birth and rejoiced to see you born. Love waited for your first words and gloried in your first steps.
Love waited for you to turn to Him. And once you did, Love knew no bounds. Love was excited. Love was finally home. Love had you.
Love does not fear growing old. Love does not fear the end of this world. Love is waiting for you in your final home. Love waits for you in the kingdom to come. You have been Love’s home. Now Love will be your home.
Psalm 90:1-2, 13-17
God, it seems you’ve been our home forever; long before the mountains were born, Long before you brought earth itself to birth, from “once upon a time” to “kingdom come”—you are God.
Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the day long. Make up for the bad times with some good times; we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.
Let your servants see what you’re best at— the ways you rule and bless your children. And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God; rest on us, confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!
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