"She camps out among the nations, never feels at home. Hunted by all, she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place." - Lamentations 1:3 (MSG)
Have you ever felt present in a room, but not actually at home? It is like you just don't fit in. Well, this is what the writer of Lamentations is getting at when he comments about how Judah resides in a community, but they just don't feel at home. As a nation they struggled from day to day, but they never felt as if they belonged.
The amazing thing about God's grace is that every one of us can find a HOME in the presence of Christ. We may be different from one another, but we can belong together. If you are feeling out of sorts at the moment, may you remember that you have a home in company of Jesus.
"She dwells among the nations;
she finds no resting place.
All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress." (NIV)
Living in Grace