My 10-year-old son and I just finished reading Abandoned on the Wild Frontier by Dave and Neta Jackson. This book is historical fiction intended to introduce 8-12 year old kids to the ministry of Peter Cartwright. He died in 1872, but something in this book is as relevant today as it was 150 years ago.
I love this dialog. God gives us each a hunger for the warmth and security of a good family life. Why? Peter Cartwright suggests this longing is God designed; placed in each human heart to make us hunger for a reconciled relationship with Him. Jesus makes reconciliation with God possible through His payment for our sins on the cross. He invites you and me and all who would believe to enter into this relationships by faith and repentance. Are you hungry for home?