Oasis

I saw a couple of my blogging buddies pick up on this daily prompt, and I thought I would jump in too.

Prompt: - OASIS - A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.

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Photo Credit - Graphic Stock
Photo Credit - Graphic Stock

One thing that fascinates me of late is the idea of the incarnation. Of course we have just come through the season where we celebrate Christ’s incarnation, His taking on human flesh and walking our streets and wearing our frailty. (Phil 2:6-9)

But there is another facet to incarnation that intrigues me.

The Bible teaches us that when we give our lives and hearts to Him, He indwells us - He comes to live in us. Our life becomes a home for the Holy Lord of the Angel Armies, the Creator of all things. Or as the apostle Paul puts it - we are the Temple of the Living God - we are His sanctuary. Might I even say, we are His oasis in this dark world - a place where He has set His lamp stand and shines His light. (See John 14:23, 2 Corinthians 6:16)

We are the place He chooses to weather the storms that thrash about us to quench that blaze.

The other side of this indwelling coin is that I am also IN Him. I have a place to sit - to dwell - to live - in Christ. It’s a heavenly seat - and boy - what a view. (Ephesians 2:6)

The challenge of course is to stop holding tight to my earth suit, and fall back into my place in the sanctuary.

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Check out Deb’s entry here, and Pastor J’s entry here.

There are lots more back at the ranch - so you can see them at the challenge site here.

Ben NelsonThanks for stopping by.

Find your sanctuary in Jesus today.

Ben

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Ben is an author, speaker, teacher, blogger, storyteller, IT geek, and student of the Bible. His heart is to see men and women reconciled to the Father and walking in all He has created for them.

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