The Home That Will Never Become a Pile of Rubble

“Birds finish the nest with their own breast, so it is the bosom that makes the home, and not the bill or the claw.”
—Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Home—a place of beginning or familiarity. It is a powerful word. 

It brings a feeling of security and well-being, of love and comfort.


I was born and raised, with my four brothers and one sister, in a rambling old two-story farmhouse overlooking fields and pastures. In and around those aged rooms, we toiled and sweated, laughed and cried, played and fought. 

Everything about this home breathed welcome to me. 

Eventually though, after I had children of my own, my parents moved to the next hill over. My beloved childhood home was reduced to a pile of rubble to make way for a newer, “better” house. 

The physical structure I grew up in is gone, but home still exists.

Home is in the embraces of my parents, in the laughter shared with my siblings, in the joyful shouts of welcome from my children after an absence, in the loving arms of my husband.

True Home

But most important, home is in the presence of the Lord. Draw near to Him through Word and prayer and grow more secure and welcomed in this place of familiarity and beginning.

The ultimate place of love and well-being is with God. 

And this Home will never be reduced to a pile of rubble. 

Our true Home is in the presence of the Lord. A Home that will never be reduced to a pile of rubble! #salvation Click To Tweet

“… our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). 

Reflections: Have you found your everlasting home—the one available only through Jesus Christ? If not, may I pray for you? 

(I thought it would be fun if we would all share where our earthly homes are in the comments. I’ll leave the first comment.) 

By His grace ≈


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6 comments on “The Home That Will Never Become a Pile of Rubble
  1. Heather says:

    Hey there, visiting from FMF. I loved what you said about our true home being in the Lord. Well said, I will remember that!

  2. bluecottonmemory says:

    When I married, my heart was packed with things of home that I took to this new home – it is the inside things that come out that make a home! Visiting from FMF – and so enjoyed your post!

  3. Tim says:

    I love it when God uses our earthly experiences to drive home a divine point. He has done just that for you Julie! You have been given a “small glimpse” into the heavenly home that awaits all Christians. A home filled with peace, joy, safety, and warmth. I’m looking forward to the grand family reunion that will soon come! Thank you sharing!

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