Is Jesus welcome?

After a long day, with the next day promising to be longer, I retired early. Then boisterous voices awakened me. It was going to be a long night! I was more frustrated for lack of sleep than the opportunity to meet God. Then I read this-

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16

I wanted rest before a long day but the Lord was pointing to his resources, not limited by sleep. A great thought, now I needed to welcome him for it to be meaningful.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Ephesians 3:17

It’s a wonderful idea that Christ makes his home in our hearts. But what does it feel like to for him to be at home in my life?

How at home am I in someone else’s home? The less places I can go, the fewer objects I can move or touch, the less I feel at home. The host may say, “Make yourself at home.” But if they become uptight when I touch anything, the words lack meaning.

How at home does Jesus feel in my life?  I invite him in but what happens when he rearranges my furniture? What happens when he wakes me up to spend a night of prayer before a day of meetings, because his presence is more important than sleep?

Do I trust Jesus enough to welcome his untimely appearances? Is he really at home?


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