Remember all those warm and wonderful sayings about home? “Home is where the heart is.” “Home is the place where they have to take you in.” “A man’s home is his castle.”

Here’s another, even better one.

Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
Psalm 90.1 NLT

The NLT Study Bible says about the word home: “The word translated home is not used frequently in the Psalter. It describes a place of safety where the Lord meets his needy people and cares for them (68:5; 71:3).”

Moses wrote this psalm. The man who, it might be said, never had a home. Reared by a people not his own. Taught by his mother in the house of another. Rejected by his own people. A desert wanderer for 40 years. Another 40 years in that same desert because of Israel’s rejection. Death on top of a mountain overlooking his life-long destiny, within sight, but never to arrive.

But this homeless wanderer had a home in his Lord God.

Do you ever feel like you have nowhere to go? No one to turn to? No place where love is real and joy and peace are the air that everyone breathes?

God is that place. He, of all places, is home.

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