The Christmas story (and the Christian story) is about homecoming. Jesus himself was born homeless: born in a barn, born “on the road”. He lived his life as a wandering, homeless person: “The Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Jesus was crucified “outside the city”, apart from family and friends: he died homeless. Why? Why would the promised messiah live such a displaced existence? The answer: to bring us home.
Jesus left his heavenly home, to bring us home. He became homeless, so that we might finally find our true home: not in a place, but in a person, in a relationship with God. No matter where we live we will always feel homeless until we find our home with God. But, once we’ve found God, we will finally feel at home, no matter where our journeys take us. This Christmas may you find your true home in Him.
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