Another block from my newsletter quilt Family Blessings (see the right hand side bar for details) is Home.
What do you think of when you see the word 'home'? To me 'home' is a place that is warm and welcoming; where I don't have to pretend to be anyone other than myself; where I am loved uncondtionally; and where I feel safe.
That's what Jesus was referring to in Matthew 11:28 when he said "Come to me, all who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest."
Life can be tiring - lots of things that we carry around in our hearts and minds really weigh us down. Things like guilt, rejection and all sorts of hurts.
When we put our faith in Jesus he takes these things away and we enter into his rest where we receive unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness... sounds like home!
Except the home that Jesus has for us is for eternity.
Until next time