YOU CAN HAVE A HAPPY HOME
What’s A Family For?
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing.
Nostalgia – The painful longing for a home.
DIASPORA greek.– the dispersion of any people from their original homeland.
NOSTOS greek.– Nostos (Greek: νόστος) (pl. nostoi) is the Greek word for homecoming, the idea of returning home from a long journey.
The word nostalgia was first coined as a medical term in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), a Swiss medical student. It uses the word νόστος along with another Greek root, άλγος or algos, meaning pain, to describe the psychological condition of longing for the past.
Since Odysseus left Troy and took nine years to get home, Greeks have been leaving their homes, villages, cities, and traveling abroad — often to escape hardship in their native land, but also to pursue an idea, to achieve an ambition. But always, the Greeks of the diaspora have looked homeward
To have a happy home, you need to have a home.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! 2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young— a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Psalm 84:1-4
DON’T JUST BELIEVE ……BELONG.
The real definition of “church” is; – People loving God who are connected together and love each other.”
Maybe if you don’t like church it’s because you don’t like people ….Love god/love people.
“You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
LIGHTS AND LOCKS.
– We will leave the light on and not lock the doors
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. Hebrews 3:1-6