Advent 2014 – 2 days ’til Christmas

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:14

For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2 Corinthians 6:16

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. Revelation 21:3

JESUS CHRIST IS KING!

Dwelling places are essential in our lives. We can live in a mansion, a house, a tent or a cave. Regardless of the type of dwelling, it is the person or people in the dwelling place who make it a home.

In the gospel of John, we are told that the Word, Jesus Christ, left his place in heaven to dwell among us. He made his home here with us. He experienced what we experience. He was born, he lived, he died. Jesus made his home with us in order to be our Saviour, to deal with our sin through his blood shed on the cross.

In Revelation, God again makes his dwelling place with man, but with a very significant difference. Sin is done away with. There is no more death, no more war, strife, heartache, tears and mourning. God himself will dwell with his people.

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.” Revelation 21:5-7

The great King is providing an eternal dwelling for his people where their every need is met in him; a place his people can truly call ‘home’.

The Crystal Palace designed by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London. A truly beautiful man-made structure, a very limited picture of what God is creating for his people.
The Crystal Palace designed by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.
A truly beautiful man-made structure; a very limited picture of what God is creating for his people.
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