Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Safe at Home

I have been blessed to be able to do some traveling this Fall. It was a nice break. But there is something better than vacation. Coming home. That moment is particularly realized when you sit down at your table for an extended time of food, drink and fellowship. You get to appreciate that which you have missed. You reconnect with wife and children. You tell stories about the road but how home is best.
         This meal is like that. It is good to be out in the world, doing the Lord’s work, experiencing the goodness of the life that we live in Christ. But there is always a sense of pilgrimage in this life. Not that we want to simply escape planet Earth and go to heaven. We are not escapests. But in the sense that something is really not right with the world. It is good but it is broken.

         And so, a place of rest, a place of refreshment, a place of forgiveness, a place of unity of fellowship, a place of joy in the Holy Spirit, a place we long for in the Consummation of all things, is the best place of all. This place is the picture of place. No wonder we love the Table so much. Welcome home.

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