He is on the Way, Day #4
Jesus is good news because…
He is the one who builds people into a household and a temple!
This one’s blown me away as I’ve thought about it over the past day or so.
God promised David (the first king of Israel) that his offspring would build a house for his name, and his son Solomon did: He built a temple for God’s presence. But Jesus – born from the same royal line – was to build another house – a spiritual temple; a spiritual household. This spiritual reality is the church, where people from every culture and background are built together into a family, and into a gathering where God’s presence dwells by his Spirit.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)
This genuinely blows my mind! There is something truly miraculous going on when we gather together as the church of Christ. We come broken and ordinary, but hoping in Jesus and putting our confidence in him rather than ourselves; and he builds us into something so much more. (Hebrews 3:6) Do you want to meet with God? Do you want to belong? Jesus is building God’s house…