The youth minister at our church had this to say during the service on Sunday, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
My home does not have a tarp on it.
My home does not have a tree through the roof.
My home has not been flooded.
My home does not leak.
My home does not have trees down in the yard.
My home has not been destroyed.
My home is untouchable.
My home is not in this world.
My home is in the eternal.
My home is heaven.
I found it very appropriate to a congregation of people who have been ravaged by the storm. Many of the members, including my pastor, lost their houses. But none of us have lost our home.
For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.