05 Jun Covered
We are always in the Father’s house. Friends, we are always welcome in His home and He dwells with us. Since the work of Christ, He chooses not a physical temple but us as His people, temples of the Holy Spirit. Let me expound- most of us have left our earthly fathers to be in mission here in Tokyo. We might come out from that covering of our fathers providing for us, but God’s covering will NEVER be removed from us.
What a beautiful thought! God’s provision for us is like a father but it lasts for eternity. His love and heart for us is always there; it will always remain. We are under God’s ‘roof,’ if you’ll have it. It’s a choice and at the same time He freely extends His covering over each of us. His Son Jesus intercedes for us- “Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.” (emphasis added; Romans 8:34)
Again, the covering of our earthly fathers might be taken away and they may pass on from this world but of our Father in heaven, it will not. God’s love is ever towards us, His heart to provide and to protect, His desire to champion and commission, His yearning to have our ‘friends’ over at His house, all this is readily available. Even when we go out into the nations He continues to dwell with us and chooses it.
He’s so good.
(Photo credit to sxc.hu – linder6580 “Wood Shingles”)