The Let’s Make It Home Campaign is a pledge to just that, make it home. Home can be a physical location, spiritual or a feeling of love and acceptance. Whatever it is for you, Make It Home, live life with that goal in mind, for yourself and for others.
For me, Make It Home is intentional. I pray fervently. When my husband and children leave the house, I ask God to deliver them from evil, to place a hedge of protection around them and to remember that no weapon formed against them shall prosper. Let’s Make It Home, walking in alignment of God’s Word. Doing my best to live the fruits of His Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Holding on to His promises, leading people to Christ in fellowship. Living the truth of the Gospel, loving, forgiving, tolerance and mercy.
Oh, and home, that feeling of taking off my bra after a long day, ahhhh, yes, you know that feeling.
Parents, it is a pray over your children, “please, Lord, keep them safe and bring them home to me.” We have the conversations with our kids, our family and friends about the dangers lurking everywhere. We advise them and ask them to be vigilant, aware at all times of their surroundings. Look both ways, before crossing the street and at both sides before entertaining an offense. Anger leads down dark places, at times, with no return.
My husband says, Make It Home, is a cozy place a feeling of security and familiarity. Like the feeling, you get when you enter a place and everyone around you greets you, hugs you, and you feel that warm embrace of love. The feeling of calm and absolute peace amongst turmoil. Being loved and accepted for who you are. The feeling that everything will be okay, because you are in a physical or emotional space surrounded by respect and appreciation.
We may come from different places and have different upbringings, but one thing we all can agree upon is that we all long for the feeling of Home.
As temperatures rise and we all spend more time outside, going places, meeting people, new and old, let us make a commitment to be more tolerant, merciful, empathetic and sympathetic. Let us engage in conversations, avoid, if possible, confrontations that lead to violence. Let’s Make It Home.