“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household” ~ Ephesians 2:19
One of the best things about being little is the fact that it doesn’t take much to feel like you’re at home. A blanket and a few favorite toys and presto! Home away from home and just as fun.
My little boy doesn’t mind heading out to new places – as long as there are people around or toys he can play with. New people in the nursery? No problem – as long as they’re smiling and happy to see him. Going some place new? Just bring a beloved toy along and things are grand.
I wish I were so flexible when it came to going someplace new or trying something different. Too often I am reticent about the unusual or unknown – preferring to stick to what I know and what I’m familiar with. The tragic part about this is sometimes what I’m heading into is a much better place than where I’m at – but I still hesitate to go because I’m not sure what to expect when I get there.
It’s funny how much I cling to things here on earth, especially since I know that my home isn’t here anyway. My home is heaven – an eternity with my Lord and the place that I was created for. So maybe instead of gripping too tightly to what I have here, I should hold things more loosely, knowing that where I’m at isn’t nearly as amazing as where I’m going.