A couple of weeks back, I was given a book. I haven’t yet managed to get beyond the cover.

The front and back covers are of a picture of a man, one with his eyes open, the other with his eyes closed. On the front in large letters is the word HOME, on the back, LESS.

This strikes me as the situation of so many. People need a home. They are looking for a home. Often times without realising it. Sometimes this is reflected physically in homelessness.

In smaller letters on the front cover are the words “Behold the man.”

St Augustine said this:

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

Do we see this restlessness within others? What about within ourselves? Finding this rest is the desire of the Father for us. There will ever be that restlessness until we find rest in the Father.

And the answer to our homelessness? Behold the man, Jesus. Those words on the book cover are so powerful. HOMELESS – Behold the Man. For me, that’s what they point to. Behold the man who can take away your restlessness and bring your heart to the place of rest.

I saw a friend of mine struggle to find a home for many years. He was considered a wanderer, he lived on the streets for many years. His heart was restless, and he couldn’t find a home.

Jesus knows the needs of everyone. Whatever the restlessness within them, the answer is found in him. That’s where home is found. The Father is drawing people to Jesus. Jesus is drawing people to himself and to the Father. They are bringing them home.

For everyone one of us, and for everyone we meet, we can be sure that

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

Eat the Bread, drink the Living Water. Find rest, and be at home.

This post follows from another post written titled Home.

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