It’s nice, but it’s not my home.Posted by Kristen Raven on Feb 03, 2016 in LLYC: The Beat
Last week, the LLYC family lost one of our dearest friends, Elizabeth Lodowski. She was vivacious and loving, always scheming about how to make ordinary moments feel magical. Even in the midst of suffering, Elizabeth nurtured friendships (new and old) and sought to make the world around her more beautiful. If you want to learn more about her, you’ll find a Elizabeth’s story here and here. This week has been full of remembering and missing her, while also celebrating that she is finally home. As I read this post by Cary Hendricks, God’s word helped me celebrate anew. I think we could all benefit by living a little more like sojourners.
Peace be with you, friends.
“We read in 1 Peter 2:9-12, “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” What are those passions of the flesh that cause us to view this world as our home? Too often the passions of my flesh involve working to make myself comfortable in this life. But the Christian journey is not about being comfortable. Jesus never called me to be comfortable. Yet I strive for comfort in material things or incessant activity and busyness, and the comfort that I seek actually wages war on my soul. I try to put down roots and make this my home and act as if my legal rights are here. I forget that I am a refugee. This is not my home. I forget that we, as Christians, are citizens of a greater home. In the meantime, as refugees, we are called to live as God’s image bearers in this temporary place, bringing God’s kingdom to this earth. So, there is much to do in this home that is not ours.”
Read the full post over here at the Family Camp site.