Temple

Before its destruction in 70 A.D., the temple in Jerusalem was the focus of Jewish worship.  It is where they believed God lived.

Luke relates an episode in the childhood of Jesus.  His family having travelled to Jerusalem to worship, they somehow left the young Jesus behind when they returned home.  Upon discovering him missing, they rushed back to Jerusalem, where they found him in the temple.  “Why were you searching for me?” Jesus asked them. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

So the temple was the place God hung out.  Jesus called it his “Father’s house.”

What about the post-Temple, post-Jesus world?  Where does God hang out now?

In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians he wrote, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”

Cool. 

Our bodies are the temple.  And that is where God hangs out now.

Love Wins.

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