Pondering Privilege

Privilege: a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor : prerogative; especially : such a right or immunity attached specifically to a position or an office  ~Merriam-Webster

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Have you ever had a friend offer their beach house for a weekend?  Or maybe it was a mountain or a lake house instead.  If you haven’t had the privilege, I hope you do at some time in the near future.  It feels honoring to know that someone who owns something, which to me is an extravagance would offer it freely to me.  After all, this place on the beach (my personal happy place) cost the owner dearly.  Yet, I’m receiving the privilege of sharing in their home for free.

I have this same feeling of being honored and privileged when I think of Jesus telling His disciples not to worry about His leaving to go back to the Father.  Jesus assures me too that while He is away He is preparing a home for God’s children.  It’s a home which cost Jesus everything for me to have it freely.  The wonderful truth for my heart on the hardest days of this life is to remember Jesus offers us His home of extravagant cost for eternity.

When I think of privilege I think of this truth from God’s Word:

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God  John 1:12

I am reminded often as I ponder this amazing truth that the additional privilege I have is to invite others to come along.  Will you come along?  Do you have this privilege to be the son or daughter of God?  The invitation is open to all who will believe…



Today I am joining (better late than never) Kate and her wonderful community of faith writers for some Five Minute Friday writing fun.  The word prompt for this week is {privilege}  If you’re in the least bit intrigued, come join us for the Five Minute Friday link up

All you have to do is ponder the word prompt, set your timer for 5:00, and start typing. When time’s up, publish and link up.  Oh so simple!

5 thoughts on “Pondering Privilege

  1. This is such an unbelievable gift, isn’t it: “The wonderful truth for my heart on the hardest days of this life is to remember Jesus offers us His home of extravagant cost for eternity.” Truly knowing in Him we always have a place we belong. Thank you for this beautiful reminder, Lisa, also of the great cost Jesus paid to give it to us.

  2. I love the way that you compared the honor of being hosted in a friend’s home, to being invited into God’s own home. What a true privilege He has given us, to be called His children!

  3. What an awesome analogy. And, I love how you invited others in the end.. Makes them feel like it’s possible for them too…

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