Did you know that God wants to be with you? In Jesus’ day, The House, or temple, was the place where people gathered to be with God, the Father. This House of God was a symbol of God’s love and grace for us. Throughout all the Old and the New Testaments, you constantly see God desperately wanting to be with His people. Sometimes His people are with Him, and other times they sin and fall away. Maybe you feel this way at times.
The temple was also where you could make atonement or reconciliation for your sins. If you have hurt someone or made a damaging mistake, you can be reconnected with God. It’s truly representative of how God is so gracious and loving, and He wants to be with you today. The temple was a beautiful place in Jerusalem where people would gather, but today, we don’t need a temple to be with God. Christ has made the way for us to have direct access to Him through His death, burial, and resurrection. His sacrifice allows us to connect directly with God.
Friend, today we are His temple, and the Holy Spirit dwells in you and me. The power to heal, forgive, speak God’s Word and do great things for God, is inside of you. Yes, He just wants to spend time with you, and would love to be with you one on one. He wants to be with you now. Take a moment and invite Him to spend time with you!