“Home is where the ♥ is” – ?
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.”
– 1 Peter 4:8
For many, the connection of home & love is immediately apparent.
Home is where we are loved. Cared for.
It’s where there is someone to pick us up when we are down. To bring us chocolate (or whatever your pick-me-up is) when a day has been tough. It’s also the place where people rejoice with us in our good news and life transitions.
Home is where people are supposed to support one another, taking care of one another.
Unfortunately, for many, this is not the reality of home. Many people don’t get to experience that connection of love and home – meaning they don’t get to learn what love really is.
For vast numbers, home is dangerous. Egg shells are walked on, bruises attained, and fear & depression reign.
I know this, because I have been there.
I’ve experienced both. And, I must say, there is so much beauty in a home filled with love.
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. A time to bring awareness and change to the reality for these. It’s a time to discover what we can do – they can’t do it all on their own.
But, our love for them can help make home safe again – covering the sins that have transpired.
Because, everyone deserves to really understand what a love filled home is like.
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Amen! This makes me think about my step dad. He was diagnosed with cancer of the liver 6 months ago. He was told he had 2-6 months to live. He’s into his 7th month. He accepted hospice and said he prefers to die at home….it’s been so hard watching him accept his death sentence. But all he cares about is his home….accepting what the Lord is allowing….and concern for my mom. He’s been her caregiver! They have a warm home!