Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord… He built the Most Holy Place. 2Chronicles 3:1, 8
I just spent the day hauling out the Christmas decorations, trimming the tree and hanging the lights. Solomon and I have something in common; we both want to create a place where the Lord is celebrated. Each decoration hung is full of memory and meaning to the folks who call this house home. The outside lights invite onlookers to celebrate the beauty of light in the darkest of seasons. My decorations may be inexpensive and packed up at New Year’s, but my intention is the same as Solomon’s. I want my life, my home, as humble as they are to reflect the beauty of who God is.
Long after Christmas gifts are worn out and forgotten, there is a gift that will never fade or diminish. It’s the gift of the living God’s presence in our life, and it only gets better. John tells us to joyously look forward to the day when nothing will get in between us knowing and being known by our Father,
Dear friends, now we are children of Goad and what we will be has not yet been made known. We know that when he appears we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is. 1John 3:2
Come Lord Jesus, come.