For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

2 Chronicles 7: 16

 

Then it was a building; a beautiful, magnificent, and breathtaking work of craftsmanship by the best builders that could be found. Then it was a place where God could be found when people chose to seek Him; a sanctuary from the evil that consumed the world. In those days, we needed to pay an ongoing price to draw near to our God, for all that we had to offer was perishable and temporary.

 

Now the temple of God is as near as our hands and as personal as our faces. Now the craftsmanship is perfect, for the singular workman is the Creator of all. Now the sanctuary is resident in our hearts, and the Spirit of God wraps us in His loving arms of protection and grace.

 

Today, we have the permanent presence of the God of Creation, the Lord of the universe, and He is the savior of our souls; the redeemer of our lives. God has chosen and He consecrates His beloved children, you and I, as His permanent house of blessing. Let the blessings of the Lord fill your heart with His love and allow that love to fill your world with His presence.