The purpose behind Near Your Altar - Home is simple: our homes should be a reflection of our faith in Jesus. We have more opportunities to lead people to Christ with open homes that are hospitable, warm, listening, and an sanctuary of peace in this chaotic world. I love Psalm 84:1-4 [part of which is the reasoning behind the naming of this website and ministry]:
How lovely is your dwelling place,
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young--
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you. [Psalm 84:1-4]
May our homes draw our families and others nearer to God's altar, so that our relationship and faith in Jesus grow deeper. Please explore the sections to the left for ideas on how to make your homes reflections of Christ's grace and mercy. ~ Terrie
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