Friday, August 17, 2012


As I have written before we have only lived in Colorado for a few months now.  So I was recently asked if it feels like home now.  Home is such a dedicated feeling.  It describes where you consider your roots to be planted.  Where you find comfort. 

I don't view comfort like most people view it.  Comfort to me is in the challenges in life because in the challenges lies my Savior, my Redeemer.

What is home?  According to the dictionary it is your permanent residence.  If I base my answer on if it feels like home here in Colorado I would have to say no as I would any place you could name in the world.  That being said Colorado is my favorite state in the United States and one of my favorite places in the world. There are many beautiful places to live here on earth but our surroundings can be deceiving.   Take a tropical island for instance.  You may be surrounded by what society calls perfection (beaches, warm weather, mountains).  What happens if you strip away your physical environment?  What is left? 

Now you may think I am over analyzing the subject of home and perhaps I am but I believe everyone longs to have a place to call home.  I have never found a place on earth (including my hometown) where I feel yes this is my home. 

Heaven is my true home and that is the place my soul longs for.  I am glad I feel the way I do.  I have certain roots planted here on earth but I never want to get so comfortable that I feel that this is my permanent residence.  Nothing on earth is permanent.  My life experiences have proved that.  My heart is focused on my heavenly Father and where He resides in Heaven is the place I consider my home.

"When they want to convince you that earth is your home, notice how they set about it.  They begin by trying to persuade you that earth can be made into heaven, thus giving a sop to your sense of exile in earth as it is. Next, they tell you that this fortunate event is
still a good way off in the future, thus giving a sop to your knowledge that the
fatherland is not here and now. Finally, lest your longing for the transtemporal should awake and spoil the whole affair, they use any rhetoric that comes to hand to keep out of your mind the recollection that even if all the happiness they promised
could come to man on earth, yet still each generation would lose it by death, including the last generation of all, and the whole story would be nothing, not even a story, for ever and ever." 
-The Weight of Glory (C.S. Lewis)

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