Monday, February 6, 2012

A Truly Beautiful Home

I love our home on a winter morning - sunlight streaming in the kitchen and dining room windows, frost on the ground outside, the clock ticking on the piano, Parson curled up on the floor next to me, Bryce singing in the other room, and me cozy on the couch with a blanket and tea. Such a blessing to enjoy this on a Monday morning.

Proverbs 24:3-4 (NIV)
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.

Proverbs 24:3-4 (NASB)
By wisdom a house is built, 
And by understanding it is established; 
And by knowledge the rooms are filled 
With all precious and pleasant riches.

I like to think this verse should be understood metaphorically.

A beautiful home is something I enjoy creating, designing, and decorating - a place that visually comforts, a beautiful atmosphere, a well-planned room.  I genuinely enjoy tracking down that special something to put on the mantels (whether at a thrift store, on my travels or a gift from a special friend).  But there is something Deeper to a lovely home.  Wisdom.  Understanding.  These are the foundation of a truly beautiful dwelling.  And from Knowledge, the rooms of our home can be filled with rare and beautiful treasures such as Grace, Hope, Joy and Patience.

Jesus, please establish our home with Understanding and build it with Wisdom. May Knowledge of Your Kingdom fill this place, making it a haven, a sanctuary, a retreat filled with treasures and riches that are only found in You.


  1. I like this a lot. I echo your prayer. Love and hugs! In Christ.

  2. Love this, Jana! Praying for you right now!!!

  3. you have such a gentle spirit for God's greatness! i love it. i hope your time with your little baby is treating you so well and that you're able to bask in God's glory and love together during these precious beginning moments. drink it in!!