We know that you know we’ve been gone for the past two weeks. We’ve spent more time apart than we have together, but now we’re…


There is something special about walking into your home for the first time after being gone for awhile. You forget how it looks, how it smells, and most of all how if feels. I don’t think you ever realize how much you’ve missed it until you return.

This is the one place Tom and I have worked together to build. It is a place that we find comfortable, where we can retreat to on a daily basis in order to recharge and connect. It is special to us, and this is as it should be.

Sure, there are projects to finish, repairs to be made and walls that need painting, but when you’ve missed a place those things fade in the background. All you notice are the features you love and have missed most.

How this applies to the good found in marriage as well.

While Tom and I were apart we missed each other so much. When we finally reconnected all I wanted was for him to hold me. Knowing he was near and not far was a comfort to my tired heart. There were no words necessary–his presence was enough. I was home in his arms, in the safety and security of our covenant love. Sure there were issues to discuss and finances to talk about, but for the moment all those unfinished things didn’t matter.

This can also apply to the heavenly home Christ is preparing for us.

There is a longing to be home with Christ, and one day this will no longer be our longing, but it will be our reality. When we see Him we will realize how close He has been to us all along. His nearness is often all we need to find comfort in an uncomfortable place. Of course, we are all in the process of sanctification (a big word meaning becoming more Christ-like), but sometimes we simply long to be in His presence. To know everything is going to be okay because He is in control of all the things we can’t control. What freedom to be able to let go of the trouble and trust God to do what only He can do–make something good for our benefit and His glory.

So I guess I have three homes I’ve missed over the past few weeks, my physical home, my emotional home and my spiritual home. And I must say it is good to be home!

What do you love most about H.O.M.E.?

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This is post #5 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge to post everyday in July.

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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7 Responses to H.O.M.E.

  1. theoddcoupleblogcom says:

    I am grateful for the home I have with my hubby. I am in our house all day long without him. I try to keep the house up, I try to work on my little business and then I try to be there for my hubby when he gets home. I am thankful for the blessings of having the ability to be in my house and do what I like. But the time I enjoy the house the most is the time when Ron is in it with me.


  2. This makes me ever so happy that my son found and you two are so much in love.


  3. Amanda says:

    This was a great post. I especially loved how you applied those feelings toward longing for our Heavenly home as well.


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