A group of people from the church that I attend is far away from home right now. They are working on another continent to help the inhabitants of an impoverished community, showing them God’s love as they minister to their needs. Through the years, I have known of many such visits by various people to all sorts of places. Some organizations bring food to those suffering in famine. Others provide short term medical provisions and supplies. What do all these volunteers have in common? They are seeking to help others in need and they are coming to dwell in their circumstances in order to accomplish the task.
Jesus did that.
In the Bible, in the Book of John, chapter 14, we read, " The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
Jesus became flesh—like us. He came to dwell alongside us. He brought the fullness of God’s love to the people of the world, dwelling in our circumstances to accomplish His task.
There is a indescribable peace that lives ever so deeply within the soul of one who has felt the forgiving grace of Jesus in their lives.
Jesus came to dwell with us–and we know it with certainty.