When a person hears "homeless," what immediately comes to mind? Drug abuser? Poverty-stricken? Mentally ill? Dirty bridge dweller? The definition of homeless is simply "a person without a home." By this definition Jesus was homeless.
You see, it all started when Jesus left his HOME in Heaven to fulfill God’s plan of redemption. Jesus had glory and riches, but He chose to be poor for us. II Corinthians 8:9 His obedience in leaving His Heavenly home and Father was for one reason only, to seek and to save the lost. Galatians 4:4-5, I Timothy 1:15, Romans 5:6, John 3:16.
Jesus was born in a stable because his earthly Mother and Father were traveling away from their home. Luke 2:4-7. When Jesus was younger because of Joseph's obedience to God they moved to flee Herod’s efforts to have Jesus murdered. Matthew 2:13-15.
Even when Jesus was an adult he spent his time traveling around preaching, teaching & healing people. Jesus had only the clothes on his back. “And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nest: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20.
Jesus was obedient unto death by taking our sins on the cross. He was buried, but even that wasn't His "Home" He would only stay 3 days in the tomb, be resurrected, and be seen for 40 days. Jesus then returned Home to Heaven.
I Corinthians 15:3-4. Acts 1:1-9
John 14:2-3 says “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Heaven is our home for those who place their faith and trust in His finished work on the cross. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
We are all HOMELESS just waiting for the Lord to call us Home!
Author: Ruthie Tong, Findlay City Mission
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