There’s a place for us…

One of the interesting things about being in ministry is that sometimes it’s hard to define exactly what ‘home’ means.  It can be where you grow up, where you go away to study or one of the placements you’ve had.

What does ‘home’ mean to you? If you’ve moved around a bit in your life, and have lived in a number of different places, what is the thing that defines home for you?

In this week’s gospel reading, Jesus promises his disciples (and us!) a place to belong: ‘In my father’s house there are many dwelling-places… and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.’ Jesus, who spent most of his earthly life wandering around the countryside with no place to lay his head, understood the need for security and a sense of ‘home’.

So no matter how peripatetic our life may be, or how many places we have called ‘home’ during our lifetime; there is a place for us, in the Father’s house.

Caro Field

Launceston North Uniting Church