Sunday, June 22, 2014

A PLOPPABLE HOME

A FEW WEEKS AGO Linda and I had the opportunity to visit a number of our friends in the Pacific Northwest. Each family we visited lived in quite different homes from each other. One filled with the sound of laughing children and another with a  great view of the Puget Sound. One tucked away in an established neighborhood and another seemingly perched on the last strand of beach of the Olympic Peninsula. One night we slept in a comfy cabin amongst the fir trees and another meeting settled us in a dear friend’s restaurant with a view of Vancouver Island in the  distance. Each gathering was unique  . . .  except for one common factor: Ploppability.


Yes, ploppability is a word. It means a place that makes you just want to plop down and be at home. Each of the places displayed that kind of atmosphere. When you walked in the door, whether the place was fancy or not didn’t matter, you just felt at home.  It was a place where you could kick your shoes off and plop down on the couch and know that you were welcome; a feeling that you were part of the family. It’s a great feeling! I think we should all work at having ploppable homes.

Our Vision here at Felton Bible Church is to be A Place to Call Home, and it was also our theme for last week’s Vacation Bible School. I believe it’s the very thing that God desires for all us to find in our relationship with Him. He wants us to know that in Him we can have a place to call home, not just some day in the sweet-by-and-by, but right here, right now.

God wants us to know that He calls us, through Jesus Christ, to live in a ploppable relationship with Him. He welcomes us into a relationship where we can take our shoes off and feel safe and secure in His holy presence.

If you’re looking for such a place, we’d love to extend to you His invitation to come on home.

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