POEM HE DID NOT HAVE A HOME HERE (UNTIL IT WAS YOUR HEART)
HE was born away from Home. To this earth HE came. This was not HIS Home.
But He had made this world. To it a Plan HE unfurled.
When our innocence had been lost/ humanity’s sin had cost/ our lost place with God hurt the most
Peace with God was broken/ our world was so mistaken.
HE came from Heaven so far away/ Conceived at Nazareth to Mary/ But to Bethlehem HE was carried
To be birthed away from home (Nazareth), while also Born Away from Home (Heaven).
The Holy Family HE resided in/ Were forced to a census in Bethlehem/ Though Mary still held HIM in.
Road travelers at a delicate time/ So lil’ Bethlehem had The Child Sublime
Christmas came to planet earth/This world of exiles had a birth/Of One Who could restore our worth
HE gave up much to be with us/ HIS dwelling place often would be homeless.
No, HE did not have a home/ Herod’s troops came a-rushing in/ To end the life of this rival son
So HE did not have a home/ to Africa His family roamed
Joseph whisked HIM fast away/ Intel came from the Magi’s word, say/ in haste The Family moved that day
To an undisclosed address/ to a hideaway digress.
Birds have nests, foxes have dens /but a homeplace wasn’t HIS on earth/ to which HE came to bless.
And HE had no earth address. HE really had no real address
But for a time back to Nazareth been/ And lived as a Nazarene/ Mary loved her son in this scene
Jesus lived here up to his teens/ then foster Joe passed on serene
Birds have nests, foxes have dens / but a homeplace wasn’t HIS on earth/ to which HE came to bless.
And HE had no earth address/ HE really had no real address
It was time for Him to move on/ Maybe to the mountains He went/ To prepare for Messiah’s Advent Praying with Essenes, then with His cousin John/ And neither had a home, no neither had a home.
Birds have nests, foxes have dens/ but-the-Ministry-started-in-the-wilderness So HE had no real address Except the Heavenly One So Blessed
Then HE heard a Voice from Home/ The-Father-spoke: Now Is The Time/ The Spirit gave a Holy Sign
The Son declared His holy line/ Repent, for now the Kingdom’s come/ Sinners hearts are to be won.
And HE went back to Nazareth/ And announced He was The One/ The Prophetic Only Son
In this only place He had laid His head/ Its citizens rose up to wish Him dead/ Because they said He just was Joseph’s kid/
So His home town rejected Him/ Yes His hometown rejected Him
Birds have nests, foxes have dens/ but the welcome was not His to this world He came to bless.
John 1:11 says no earth address/ but HE came to fix our mess.
HE did not have a home/yet HE stood by the Master Plan/ and invited people to be born again/ did John 1: 12, 13, 14 does explain/ That while You had no home for your head, You care about us instead
You preached out on the road/ There were places You visited frequently / You took off Your shoes and scratched Your feet / ‘Cause You knew that the whole world belonged to the meek/ And You taught about the Kingdom Come/ even while You did not have a home (here).
You did not take a wife/ There were pretty maids in a row/ lined up to touch the hem of Your robe But You had no place to take them So You did not take a wife, no You lived the solitary life
Birds have nests, foxes have dens/ But the home of the whole world rests/ On the shoulders of a homeless man/ You had the shoulders of a homeless man. (Except for the Heavenly One.)
You had no stones to throw / Came here without an axe to grind/ Did not tow the party line
No wonder sight came to the blind/ and justice to the condemned/ You had no stones to throw
And You rode a donkey’s foal/ They spread their coats and cut down palms/ For You and Your beast to walk upon/
But the world won’t find what it thinks it wants/ On the back of an asses foal/ so I guess You had to get sold.
’Cause the world can’t stand what it can’t own And it can’t own You ‘cause You did not have a home Birds have nests, foxes have dens
But the hope of the whole world rests On the shoulders of a homeless man … You had the shoulders of a homeless man.
Birds have nests, foxes have dens/ the hope of the world rests on the One/ Who calls Heaven home
And He’ll bring His people there/ He’ll bring His people there.
If you’ll make your heart His home/ If you’ll give it as His throne/
He wants it as His dwelling place/ so how HE lifts up the human race/ to be delivered to the Father’s Place/
“Cause there THEY have a Heavenly Home/ It’s a Vast Eternal One
The Son surrendered time from there/ HE came to take our sins away/The Cross we put Him on 1 day/ He felt abandoned at Calvary/
but HE rose to be victorious/ so our home hearts be glorious