Epiphany Comfort: True Home

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;  he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold  from those who walk uprightly.” -Psalm 84:10-11

This time last year, I (Sher) was beginning the packing process– decluttering the house and “quieting the space” in anticipation of a potential buyer’s tour. I was also counting the weeks until the end of my job; sorting through the files, books and reflections I had gathered in my dream job that I had anticipated keeping for many more years.

As these places I had carefully curated over time became more sterile and bare, my own soul felt stripped down, too. Grieving what was being lost seemed to overwhelm what pieces of hope and joy there were to be found in dreaming about what might be. 

This marked our family’s seventh move; it’s not like we hadn’t done this before. I knew what to expect, and yet, each season brings its own joys and challenges, possibilities and disappointments. 

The Psalmist reminds us that our true home, our happiest place, is in God’s presence. The good news is that God is always present with us. God goes ahead of us preparing the way. God accompanies us through changes and transitions. God covers us from behind, protecting and mending. When we tune our attention to the divine, the epiphany moment is that anywhere can be our true home. 

God may I notice your presence surrounding me, and may I find comfort and peace in place you have set me. Amen.

We hope this brings you some comfort and joy! You can spread the joy by liking, commenting and sharing this post with others.

Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by shergerber

Pastor, momma & home baker in the Shenandoah Valley

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