‘Home in every place’
Today’s column, which includes a poem and related quotes, considers a sense of home we experience through feeling close to God.
Home is the consciousness of good
That holds us in its wide embrace;
The steady light that comforts us
In every path our footsteps trace.
Our Father’s house has many rooms,
And each with peace and love imbued;
No child can ever stray beyond
The compass of infinitude.
Home is the Father’s sweet “Well done,”
God’s daily, hourly gift of grace.
We go to meet our neighbor’s need,
And find our home in every place.
– Rosemary C. Cobham, alt., “Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603,” No. 497
My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
– Isaiah 32:18
Home is not a place but a power. We find home when we arrive at the full understanding of God.
– Mary Baker Eddy as quoted by Irving C. Tomlinson, “Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy,” Amplified Edition, p. 211