I hate that real estate saying. --But it is true.
Nobody cares how sweet the house is if the entire street is full of garbage.
As we search for our new home, ruling out this one, and ruling out that one,
I sometimes find myself thinking about Him.
How He left glory to live in a bad neighborhood.
To dwell among the undesirables.
To eat what we eat.
To drink what we drink.
To be touched by the people who touch us.
To be interrupted day and night by the crying of people in pain and in need.
To be assaulted by the chaos of the streets.
And to be assaulted by His neighbors.
To be spat upon and mocked.
To be murdered.
And so: Lord -- where do You want us to live?
'Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
who, being in the form of God,
did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
but made Himself of no reputation,
taking the form of a bondservant,
and coming in the likeness of men.'