Imagine the place you call home, or the place in your life that has most felt like home for the time you were there. What does it feel like when you are there? What is it that makes it home?
Psalm 90 starts like this: “God, you have been our dwelling place [literally, our home!] from generation to generation.”
It’s a beautiful line, but it becomes even more poignant when you read that Moses wrote this song of praise – Moses who was Israel’s leader during the forty years they wandered as nomads in the desert. They had no permanent home! And yet he begins this song of worship by saying, God YOU are our home.
That’s what I seek. To know in a deep sense that I am home in God. No matter what the day held, or what tomorrow will bring. Peace. Home. I am safe with God, secure in God, loved by God, delighted over, and invited into wholeness. That feels like a homecoming to me.
And it is that homecoming we desire for every person in prison. To know, that even though they are not allowed to go home in a physical sense right now, that there is still the possibility of security, refuge, peace and love.
January’s devotional is written by our Communications Officer, Fiona Koefoed-Jespersen. You can receive these monthly devotionals in your inbox when you sign up to our Prayer Diary mailing list.
Throughout 2020 we will be hosting guest writers connected with our work, with the hope that they will be an encouragement and enrichment to us as we continue to gather (physically and virtually!) in prayer for our prisons.