But I will not take my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne shall be established forever.
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After witnessing the destruction of a flood to houses and businesses and my church, the idea of "your house...shall be made sure" has a different ring to it. Of course, I know that God is speaking about the lineage of David and the foreshadowing of the coming of Christ, but my eyes and heart are focused a little lower these days than these sweeping promises. I see gentle, sweet people moving sadly through exposed studs waiting for walls, paint, flooring, furniture, and being able to cook in their own kitchen. They don't have to be reminded of greater priorities. They understand that a house is not established with drywall but in the tender relationships of those who walk with them. God promised us and delivered to us what we would most need for the living of these days. Love.
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Holy God, you who love us so well may we be quick and generous with that love that courses through us. Amen.
Author's Note: As always I am humbled and honored by those who read ELOGOS regularly. May the God of Love visit you with joy and surround you with love.
ELOGOS will take a break until after the first of the year. A Blessed Christmas to you.