A little boy named Danny lived with his family in a trailer. One day someone asked him, “Don’t you wish you had a real home?” Danny’s reply was wise beyond his years. He said, “We have a real home. We just don’t have a house to put it in.”
A house and a home are very different. A house is just a physical structure, made perhaps of brick or wood or stone. It can be large or small. It may not have persons inside. If a house does not include persons, the house is not really a home.
By contrast, a home is a haven of shelter, acceptance and unconditional love. It includes at least one person. In a home, each person’s value is unlimited, and their mutual commitment is forever. Any decent contractor can construct a house, but only God can build a home. (Bill Bouknight, “Just a Thought”)
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