II Chronicles isn’t the most gripping book of the Bible, but amongst the lists are some beautiful nuggets. I love David’s songs and God’s response to him. The one that made me stop and think this morning has to do with building the temple. It took me back to a song I learned in the ’70’s, “Behold the Tabernacle of God is with men.”
The Israelites had to build a place for God and then go to that place to worship Him. Jesus changed that. He brought God to us, within us. I am the tabernacle of God and I bring Him to men and women when I join them. I have known that for decades, but it touched me in a new way today.
“… I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.” II Chronicles 7:12 What was a building in the Old Testament, is me in 2009. He chose me. He risks His reputation with me every day. I pray today that I will be a blessing and bring honor to God who does things in very strange and unusual ways.
The same God who made the Rockies to show us His majesty, chose you and me to show His love and mercy to the world around us. I am humbled and in awe.