Devotional: The Original Home
From the very beginning, it was God’s Original Plan and will that the first home, and every home thereafter, would be blessed with fruitfulness and expansion. The home was God’s design from the very beginning, and it was meant to be the main building block of all our relationships.
God designed all human beings to live in community and to experience oneness in varying degrees. Experience oneness is something that impacts us and drives us in so many ways, and it is why Christ gave us the Church – to be a shelter for those who are longing with oneness.
Especially in light of today’s unprecedented circumstances, it is important to be reminded that oneness begins with a relationship with Jesus, and to know that we can experience this oneness wherever we are.
Questions for Meditation
- After God created Adam, he observed that man should not be alone. Why is this?
- Adam and Eve complemented each other – but how so? If you’re married, what are some ways you and your spouse complement each other? If you’re not married, who are some people that God has put in your life as a gift, and for you to be a gift to?
- In what ways can you be a gift to those people in your life this week?
- What are light, truth, and love so important in our relationships? What happens when they don’t exist?
- What is the impact that God’s plan of the Original Home has on the world around us?
- In light of some of us having come from homes that are not whole, but instead broken and fractured, why is the Church so important?
- Francis Schaeffer said, “Our relationship with each other is the criterion the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful – Christian community is the final apologetic.” What are some steps you can take this week to make your relationships reflective of God’s original home? How can that help you become more fruitful in your life?