I don’t know about you, but I want to know about the God who burned them up. Does God want to barbecue sinners, or does He yearn for our well-being and intimate fellowship?
I vividly remember the day my father became a committed Christian. I helped him remove all the bottles of alcohol from the entertainment bar in our basement, and then we dumped them onto the ground in the backyard. I was a young boy, but that moment with him made a deep impression on me.
God wants us in His presence more than we can know. God is committed to redeeming this world from sin and death and is working to infuse it with the light and life of His presence.
No story is greater than that of the world becoming God’s tabernacle. It inspires me to draw close to God, who longs for us know Him and to receive His love. Perhaps we don’t feel the glory of God in this world as we should because no one is working to bring Him here.
In this story, we discover an explosion of excessive and sweet joy, the kind we all search for.
The incarnation tells me that God deeply loves humanity and is drawing us—you and me—into divine fellowship.
I find it absolutely fascinating that God’s presence in the cloud was perceived as darkness by the pursuing Egyptians and as fire and light by the Israelites
When God hears the cries of His people, His heart is triggered to rescue and redeem.
God’s power strengthens and holds together our fragile jars of clay, so that they can manifest the life of Jesus. Our life’s purpose is to contain and carry this treasure, never losing it through everyday experiences.
In my last post, I discussed God’s heart-throbbing desire to dwell among us—within the cavern of every human heart and by design throughout the vast creation.…