“Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!” Psalm 90:1
As a kid, what thoughts went through your mind and heart when you heard the words, “Daddy’s home?” That probably depends on what your father was like. For some, those two words could have brought feelings of joy and happiness. For others, those same two words may have brought instant feelings of dread, unease, and even fear. If your father was over-demanding and a hard, overbearing disciplinarian, you may not have looked forward to the sound of his vehicle pulling up in the driveway. That sound alone may have put a massive knot in your stomach or lump in your throat. Unfortunately, for many folks it’s hard to grasp the concept of a loving, forgiving, graceful Heavenly Father because the “father picture” they were accustomed to is so contrary.
Jesus said in John 14: 9, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”In John 10:30 Jesus also said, “The Father and I are one.”In essence, Jesus was letting everyone know that he was the direct representation of The Father; a carbon copy, or as we say in the South “the spitting image.” Jesus was saying that there was no difference, whatsoever, between Him and the Father!
Mark 2:1 says, “When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.”So how did the locals respond to the news that Jesus was back home? Verse two tells us; “Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door.”
Today, with nothing to fear or dread from God, our Father, and nothing but His goodness and love to look forward to and enjoy, we can feel at home in His presence.