And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.
Delivered from exile. The temple restored. Worship resumed. The glory of the Lord reappeared. The city renamed—THE LORD IS THERE! What a great day that was for the nation of Israel. God resurrected them from the spiritual grave. Now a thankful people bowed before their powerful and personal God—THE LORD IS THERE!
But the temple was destroyed again…after the time of Ezekiel. This time, however, it served as a physical reminder that God did not set up shop within carefully measured walls or holy rooms. Now, because of Immanuel, God is with us and will always be with us. The inscription written on our hearts is—THE LORD IS THERE.
Think of it. Through the Holy Spirit, God lives within us! He resides in our hearts. He never leaves us. His presence is 24/7. God writes the words—THE LORD IS THERE—on a sign and hangs it on our hearts. Display that sign through your words and actions. May all who look for God find him…living in you.
Talking to God
Father, you live within me. Help me never forget or get over that awesome truth. Help me demonstrate your presence in my life. Help me show others how you love me unconditionally and forgive me when I fall. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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