In the house

Jesus: “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
Jewish followers: “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been anyone’s slave! How can you say ‘we will become free?'”
Jesus: “I tell you the solemn truth, everyone who commits a sin is a slave to sin. A slave does not remain in the house for all time, but a son remains for all time. If, therefore if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.” Jn. 8:34-36

Jesus was having this conversation with those among His own followers who were still adherents to the Jewish law and believed its ideas about who is “in” and who is “out” and believed the law was the process necessary to be “in.” Jesus announced a different paradigm: No more law, just grace. No more condemnation, just restoration. No more sacrifice, just redemption. No more revolving doors, just belonging. No more slaves, just sons and daughters. No more visitors, just family. Robert Frost wrote in his poem, The Hired Man, “Home is the place that, when you go there, they have to take you in.” God is our home.

Thank you for making Yourself my home and for making Your home in me.