Sunday, June 29, 2014

Home

"Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

This should be a pretty short and simple post.

I don't really watch too much TV.  Just a handful of shows that are must-see's for me:  Duck Dynasty.  The Voice.  The Biggest Loser.  Dallas.  Lately, though, I've also become more and more of a fan of HGTV.  In particular, I've become a fan of these guys.  Better known as the Property Brothers, they host not one, not two, but three shows on HGTV.  They're fun to watch, they're really good at buying and renovating houses, and let's be honest, they're easy on the eyes.  But I digress...

In addition to Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother, and Buying and Selling, I also enjoy shows such as House Hunters and Love It or List it.  Shows where people are either searching for the perfect house that they can call home, or shows where people are taking the houses they have and spending a ton of money to make them even more beautiful.  The designs are stunning, the finishes are high-end, and the end-product always ends up being something that might come dangerously close to causing me to covet my neighbor's house.

And that's where we run into a problem.  Because if you watch enough of these shows, it's really easy to become dissatisfied with what you have.  It's easy to begin imagining how much better your life would be and how much nicer it would be if you had those granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, custom-built furniture, and a jetted soaker tub all at your disposal, for your convenience and luxury.

This verse, however, is a reminder that when Christ was on this earth, He had no such luxury.  He didn't really have a place to lay His head and that was okay, because really this world was not His home.  It isn't ours either.

I'm sure we could all do well to remember that.

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