A guest post from YWAM Louisville staffer, Molly McCully.
Home. I’ve felt it in many places.
I have felt it sitting on the porch swing at my parents’ house in Ohio, as I look out into the woods and pastures I have known my whole life.
I have called different camps home, as I walk through the dining hall or sit on the dock. I now call my house I live at in Louisville “home.” I feel it when I grab my coffee and a chair and sit by the sliding glass door looking out on the backyard. I once thought home was the place that feels familiar. But then I found myself saying, “It just feels like home!” when I’d only been somewhere for a few days. Why is that?
I have felt at home sitting on a roof in India, riding a bike though a town in Germany, reading a book in Nicaragua, and dancing with gypsies in Turkey. I have felt at home in places where I don’t speak the language and I definitely don’t blend in. The feeling of home can come in a place I have only just stepped foot in.
Maybe home is where you have a sense of belonging – even though I don’t look like I belong while walking down the road in India, and I don’t sound like I belong when I open my mouth to talk in Germany. I don’t have to look the part or sound the part. It’s simply the fact that my heart yells, “I belong here!”
How can I belong to so many houses, to so many bunk beds, to so many nations? I don’t. But I belong to a God that walks and runs with me. He has made his home in my heart and my heart travels with me wherever I go.
I don’t have to look the part or sound the part. It’s simply the fact that my heart yells, “I belong here!”
The reality is, my home isn’t here, not yet. My home is heaven and heaven has yet to come to earth, but we’re bringing it here, one day at a time. And it’s where I’ve felt at home that I’ve seen a glimpse of heaven. Sitting on the floor, walking down a road, laughing with others, I have known home.
I’ve caught sight of his Kingdom coming, his will being done, right here on earth just as it is in heaven.
Molly has found her home in God’s heart…and right here in Louisville, where we love having her be a part of our family. Read more about her ’round-the-world adventures in missions at her blog.