God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. … We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.

(Eph 2:19, 22, The Message)

 

Credit: Glen Bradshaw, Definitive Light Photography.

My daughter, Grace, and I love watching a “Netflix” documentary “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes”. It’s fascinating and inspiring to watch how a mountain view inspires a simple sketch that becomes a detailed drawing and eventually a beautiful home.

The Apostle Paul was in prison, far from home, and certainly without inspiring mountain views. But God gave him a glorious revelation. By grace he perceived that God is building a truly extraordinary home: “In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Eph. 2:21–22).

On Sunday God reminds us of what the Spirit is building and invites us to submit to something extraordinarily beautiful. As Peter puts it: “Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life” (1 Pe 2:5, The Message).

God Bless, Sean

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