Sustaining: Thankful for the Spirit

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

I Corinthians 3:16

There is something about the word “dwell” that I love in this verse.  In the dictionary, it says it comes from an Old Norse word that means to tarry.  It makes me think of the old hymn,

And he walks with me

And he talks with me

And he tells me I am his own

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.

I Come to the Garden Alone

To tarry, to dwell.  It’s not just living within us, it’s staying for a while.  It’s cozy and comfortable.  It’s wrapped up in blankets on a cold winter’s night.  It’s eating a good meal around the table with laughter.  It’s knowing the inhabitants so well that you can communicate with a look or a sigh.  That’s God dwelling within us.  That’s the Spirit tarrying in our midst.  It’s warm and inviting and completely amazing.  And I’m so thankful that we can live in such a way with the Creator of the Universe.

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