Where I Belong

This is the house I grew up in …

I haven’t been back to it since my dad died 3 years ago…until today.

So many memories. And twice as many emotions. The smell of wet oak leaves by the porch transported me back to places I forgot existed.


You really can’t go back home…

at least not back to the way it used to be.

I think that our longing to return, to belong in a place like you used to…is a shadow and a sign of the place we were all created for, where we will once and for all belong to the One who created us.

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;
if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself,
that where I am, there you may be also.”

– John 14:2-3 –




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About the author : Clayton King

Clayton King

Clayton King is the founder and president of Crossroads Worldwide and Clayton King Ministries. He began his public speaking career at age 14 and has preached the Gospel to over 3 million people in 35 countries and 45 states. Audiences of all ages respond to his honest and clear presentation of the Gospel as well as his southern charm and quick sense of humor. Clayton enjoys speaking on a variety of topics but is an evangelist first and has modeled much of his life and ministry after his earthly hero, Billy Graham. He serves as Teaching Pastor at NewSpring Church and as Campus Pastor at Liberty University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Evangelism at Anderson University and has authored 7 books. He and his wife Sharie have been married since 1999 and live in Boiling Springs, NC with their two sons Jacob and Joseph. Visit Clayton’s ministry at http://www.claytonking.com/blog/

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