February 5, 2018
(St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr)
The priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place beneath the wings of the cherubim in the sanctuary, the holy of holies of the temple. The cherubim had their wings spread out over the place of the ark, sheltering the ark and its poles from above. . . . When the priests left the holy place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD so that the priests could no longer minister because of the cloud, since the LORD’s glory had filled the temple of the LORD. Then Solomon said, “The LORD intends to dwell in the dark cloud; I have truly built you a princely house, a dwelling where you may abide forever.” 1_Kgs_8:1-7,9-13
Funny how we take everything we know about life (which is really little) and thrust it upon what and who we think our God is. Since we require a dwelling place for safety, protection and comfort, we think God needs the same. King David, Solomon’s father, desired the same thing, to build a house for God. And God clearly told him that He didn’t need a house. His dwelling would be within us.
You see, beloved, when instead of thinking that we need a building constructed of wood and mortar to protect us, we realize that we are already living in the bosom of our God, who loves us greater than any wood and mortar can ever protect us, then we become free of all the worldly fears that cause us to think we need such self-made protection. We already have the very best protection that can ever be. We have God’s love.
And that’s ENOUGH!
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