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Immanuel!

If my body is the ‘temple of the Holy Spirit’ then both Jesus and the Holy Spirit came to reside in very shabby places.  Jesus among the animals and the dung associated with the manger and then later among the wicked and evil thoughts of men.  The Holy Spirit in my heart among the lust, anxiety, fear, loathing, and sadness that must make Him long for home, like I could never understand.

I may one day understand the sacrifice and love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit but today, it seems to great to get my mind around.  I long to make my home (heart) more welcoming, more hospitable, more like heaven for the Holy Spirit.  It is only with His power that I can change.

Lord I ask that you give me a willingness to be transformed and radiate peace and joy.  In Your son Jesus’ very precious name, I pray.  Amen

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“The young is with child and will give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel.  On curds and honey will He feed until He knows how to refuse the bad and choose the good.”  – Isaiah 7:14-15

images courtesy of: imagixs.com, mummypages.com, bjdhorehartford.blogspot.com

 

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