As November nights draw in, we all appreciate a warm, cosy home, a place of shelter and comfort, and we are blessed to have one.
For many in our world today, there is nowhere like that. Home may be a place of fear, or of loneliness, especially in days of lockdown, and for the many homeless, there may be no place to call their own, except a cardboard shelter on the street.
Throughout the world, there are millions of refugees fleeing war or famine, people who have lost loved ones, homes, jobs and dreams, people with so little left and now hit even harder by the pandemic, who are forced to risk everything to find a new home.
In our prayers, may we remember the homeless in our own country and the refugees throughout the world, and the people and organisations who work to help them
- Home is where the heart is -
- the aching heart, the courageous heart,
the heart that longs for peace.
- Home is where the healing is -
- healing for our sorrows, healing for our mistakes,
Healing for the dreams that haven’t come to pass.
- Home is where the hope is -
- the hope of Christ, the hope of a new day,
The hope of a love that never fails.
GIDEON HEUGH for TEARFUND.