And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”
What do you think God is waiting for before he comes to dwell among us? Why doesn’t he live among us now?
Why do you think the first thing pointed out to John about what the new Jerusalem is like is that God lives among the people?
As you think about God today, where do you locate him physically? How is this different than it will be according to John’s revelation of the new Jerusalem?
Father, I long to see you, to see you living among us, and to finally be reunited in fellowship with you! There are days, Lord, when I’m suddenly stopped short at the notion that I cannot locate you. I’m searching desperately for you, wondering where you are. There are other days, Father, when it seems my breath is no different from yours and brief moments when my eyes see things as you do. There are times you feel so close to me, I could not be convinced otherwise and times you feel distant, as far away as the farthest star of the sky. You are within my very body, I know. Help me, Lord, remember this fact, slow down enough to feel your closeness, and act within this truth.
Go A Little Deeper:
Review Genesis 2:19-3:24 and note the times the Lord God was physically present with Adam and Eve.