Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.

Psalm 90: 1

The frequently quoted and famous line from the Wizard Of Oz that states, “There is no place like home.” is a very true statement, and when you throw in the idea that “Home is where the heart is”, the thought behind this ancient prayer is complete. Because of the natures that we possess from birth, people are wanders and nomads, for we are continually looking for that greener spot to settle down and for a better way to fulfill our need for importance, significance, and to find a sense of belonging. Even after we accept Christ as our answer to the homeless condition of our hearts, we still continue to respond to the urge to go off on our own and to seek out a different and a better way to live than the one that God wants us to follow.

So God continues to keep a light on for us to find our way back to Him; yet His light is different from that low watt night light that our parents may have left on for us; since, the light that the Lord displays for a wanderer’s heart to see is the very active and dynamic one that is His Spirit, and He comes looking for us. The Lord has no fear or concern about going into the dark streets and the rough alleys of our lives, and He never stops calling and appealing to a wandering soul to come back to that true home that provides comfort, safety, and restoration.

No matter where I am today or what condition my life is in, it is important to realize that my home is found in the presence of the Lord, and that His presence is continual and constant, for if there is any sense of separation or distance, it is always caused by my actions and attitudes, and that estrangement is the product of my own wandering heart. The Lord wants me to return to Him, and He takes me home with the quickness of prayer and the suddenness of His forgiveness. Then, when I return to God’s perfect place of calm and peace for my soul, He always seems to have a plate of freshly baked cookies and a glass of chilled milk waiting to welcome me back.