Home is our personal space, and or place of domain that is acknowledged by most to be an essential need. Why…because it provides us with a sense of stability and belonging, which means it does the same for children.
I grew up in a house smaller than the average house size today, but I still had a spot to claim as mine. Sometimes I had a room of my own, or I shared with my sister (which provided good training for compromise and consideration), but I always had a bed, a space for my belongings, and the ability to decorate my surroundings with things I liked. And having my own place gave me a sense of belonging within my family and our home. I imagine that children without such a space might feel homeless and insecure on some level, a feeling that might follow them even into adulthood.
It’s interesting that Jesus addressed that need for belonging with us. He promises us an inheritance, and place with Him in eternity.
John 14:2 ESV—In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
I’m glad my home is secure with Him.