May 10, 2010
A Little Piece Of Heaven
READ: Exodus 25:1-9
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? ó1 Corinthians 3:16
A couple of weeks ago my wife met a woman who needed a ride. She sensed that this could be from God, so she agreed to take her to her destination. During the ride, the woman revealed to my wife that she was a believer but she struggled with drug addiction. My wife listened to and talked with this hurting woman. As she gave her hope for a better tomorrow, I believe that the woman experienced in some small way a little piece of heaven on earth.
When God instructed Moses to build the tabernacle according to His specifications, it was so that Godís people would sense His presence. I like to think of it as a little piece of heaven on earth. The temple was a physical example of Godís presence on earth also (1 Kings 5Ė8). The purpose of these holy places was for God to dwell among His people. This was Godís plan when Jesus, the perfect temple, ďtabernacledĒ among us (John 1:14).
When Jesus ascended to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell His followers (John 14:16-17), so that we would be Godís tabernacles and temples in the world (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19). As Godís representatives of His presence, letís find ways to bring the peace and hope of heaven to others on earth. ó Marvin Williams
For Further Thought
Ask God to use you in the lives of others and to show you some ways to apply this devotional at work, in your home, and in your neighborhood.
A Christian who is willing to do little things for others can do great things for the Lord.