“Our ancestors had the tent of testimony in the wilderness, as God directed when he spoke to Moses, ordering him to make it according to the pattern he had seen. Our ancestors in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our ancestors. And it was there until the time of David, who found favor with God and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the house of Jacob. But it was Solomon who built a house for him. Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made with human hands; as the prophet says,
‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things?’
It is true that home is where the heart is!
Home is so much more than just a building, whether we live on an estate, in a suburban house, a row home, apartment or a trailer, as parents we are the ones who provide a real home for our kids!
As single parents we build our homes on the foundation of the love we share with our families; even if we only have our children part-time, they live in our hearts always, and our love and care makes they feel at home no matter where we spend time with them, what makes it home is that we are together!
As Christians, we build our homes on our faith in God who dwells with in the midst of our families, and speaks to us through the scriptures as well as through the people in our lives who help us to build and maintain our homes.
Keeping a home can be a lot of work, and that is why it is good that we have the support and love of God and others, as these can help us to be the best parents we can be, sharing this love and support with our children, as we continue to build our homes together.
Let us Pray:
God, thank you for being the foundation of our homes…thank you for the love that we share with our children every day. Please continue to be with us through your Word and through the kindness of those around us as we build and rebuild our homes, keeping them a safe place of love for ourselves and our children.