Mom’s House

What is it about being at your mom’s house that lets you completely relax? ~Jana & Mitch Hunter  

Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?

                  ~ Matthew 7:7-11
     Every day I am reminded of just how fortunate I was and am.   I was raised in safety, in wisdom, in love.  My parents imparted the arts, practical life skills, an appreciation for all human beings that was inclusive. Our (my brother’s and my) exposure was somewhat limited, but everyone was deserving of respect, and love because “God loves everyone.”
     My parents lived their faith in human vessels and they gave that to my brother and I.  There was never a time when I did not feel safe with my parents.  When they said no, it was always for our good. In some cases they might have said it more often, but they made the best choices that they could.
     They saw me through all my terrible choices, loved me anyway, and loved me back to health.  
      I grew to adulthood, despite some of my best efforts. I was brazen when I turned my back on Jesus, and still my parents and Jesus continued to love me.  How could I ever be anything but relaxed in my parent’s house. For me, it was the training ground for heaven on an earthly plane.
      I am the exception to the rule, I am sure of that.  Yet, folks with no safety, folks who dread going home, folks who only feel safe when they run away have that same comfort in being prepared for the House of the Lord.
    No matter who was are, how we get to the feet of Jesus, He loves us anyway.
     Thank you Lord, for loving me anyway, even now.
Sidewalk Prophets
Because of Him,

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