“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” — Leigh Hunt
My friend @aliciathewriter shared this quote with me which inspired the name of the series I am working on this month, here on Insta.
It captures so much of what is on my heart for my kids. Our life has meant a lot of change in our experience of home. We have felt displaced & homesick many times. We have also struggled with chronic health issues, have been outsiders and without strong community around us.
What about your kids? How are they suffering or struggling? This all reminds us that we are not home yet. That everything has not yet been made right.
I long for our kids – yours and mine – to know that Jesus sees and cares for them in every way. Belonging to Him and with Him, we are always safe no matter where we go. They can grieve with him and hope in Him, because He loves them, understands them and is doing them good.
As parents nothing is more comforting than knowing that it is only in trusting the Father through the Son that our kids have hope in their own journeys, regardless of the reason they are going thru a season of suffering.
We are all traveling home for as long as we are on this earth. We are not traveling alone, however. We are in the company of our Keeper – he is our home even as we travel to our place of permanence & feast.
So praise God for our home in motion – and for the way our Father gives us His love as a sure abiding place.
“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Psalm 90:1 -2).