In Exodus 25:8, we see for the first time, God revealing His will that He wants to dwell with man. God says there “Let them construct a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” That was referring to the tabernacle upon which the fire of God rested – the glory of God that marked those Israelites out as different from all the other people in the world. The most important thing about that sanctuary was the glory of God that rested upon it – and this indicated His presence among His people. The most important thing we must do is to make our home a sanctuary for God – not a place where we seek to please each other, although we should seek to please each other; not even a place to bless the other people, although our home should bless other people; but primarily a place where God can manifest His presence and where Jesus feels at home. God says “Let them make a place for Me to live”. A Christian home must be a place where Jesus feels completely at home. That means that He is happy about everything He sees there. He is happy about the books we read, the magazines we get, the conversations between husband and wife, the things we talk about, the programs we watch on TV and everything else. The most wonderful life we can ever live is one where Jesus is the centre of our life, and where everything in our home is determined by whether it makes Jesus happy or not – the way we spend our time, the way we spend our money, and the way we do everything else. If we live like that, then when we come to the end of our life, or if Christ returns before that, and we stand before Him, He will say, “Well done”. Whether our home is a palace or a hut – the outward appearance is secondary. It’s our heart that God sees. So make sure that our heart is a sanctuary – a holy place – for God to dwell in.