Walk through any store, restaurant, or other business establishment this time of year and you'll hear songs like, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays." Thoughts of home are on everyone's mind as they plan and prepare to be with family, purchase gifts for loved ones, and gussy up their homes for guests this Christmas.
But for some, home doesn't conjure up warm thoughts of hot chocolate by the fire and presents under the tree. Maybe home is not a place of peace and comfort. Maybe they can't go see their loved ones this year. Maybe they've lost their loved ones. Or maybe they've never found a place to call home.
Longing for Home
We all have a desire for a place to call home. We all search for home. And not just for the holidays. We are always seeking a place to belong, a place to rest, a place of refuge and safety. Some of us will spend our entire lives searching for home and often in all the wrong places. Some will think they have found it, only to have it snatched out from underneath them. For others, home will always be elusive and seem just out of reach.
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