Where do you live?

As a kid, I went to camp each summer. The first time I went, I was afraid to leave home. My mom helped me pack and asked me where I thought I lived. Where was my home? 

Thinking through what I had learned in Christian Science Sunday School, I realized that as a child of God, I was never separated from God’s love. Wherever I went, I had my spiritual sense of home with me, knowing I was always a resident in the kingdom of heaven—the “secret place of the most High,” as the Bible says (Psalms 91:1). Understanding this freed me from the fear of being away from home.

Later, after my family sold our house, we lived in a 17-foot trailer and traveled around the United States for a year. We joked about how crowded it was living in a post office box—our only address. Since our home was not tied to a particular location, I learned to feel at home wherever I was. After all, God is ever present, so I knew we could never get outside His loving care and protection. 

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The refuge of spiritual calm
November 27, 2017

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