Have you considered that in the last years of Jesus’ life and ministry he didn’t have a house or any specific place to sleep and call his own? He didn’t have a house!
God sometimes will require difficult things of us when He calls us to His work. In fact, they can be very difficult, especially if we allow our flesh to control our feelings. Consider the Rich Ruler in Luke 18:18-27 or Mark 10:17-27. It was too difficult for the Rich Ruler to part with his treasure.
We put our house up for sale today. Dana and I had this house constructed in 2003. It was our dream house. The place where our children would be raised and our grand-children would come visit. We love our house. But where God is sending us we have to part with our treasure.
We take comfort in the fact that we are selling our house but not our home. Our home is in heaven. And while we still live upon this planet, our home is with those we love and who love us. We are at home anytime we are together with our children, our family, our friends, and our church. Brick and mortar will make a house but it won’t make a home. To quote an old cliché, “Home is where the heart is.”