March 6, 2022

God's Temple

In comparison to the idols of the Babylonians, to whom useless prayers were ceaselessly spoken, God's prophet stated that

the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him! 
 Habakkuk 2:20
More than six centuries later, wise men from the region near Babylonia were led to the dwelling place of the Most High. But instead of a building constructed of stone or wood, they discovered an humble Child. 
At our best, we seek fulfillment in beautiful buildings dedicated to God. At our worst, we seek it in silver and gold and material things. But the Christian religion has always taught us that God is found in the simple Teacher from Galilee, and that we can serve him still by ministering to the least among us. Let us recognize in each other the presence of the Divine, for all God's people are temples of the Holy Spirit. 
We observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.
 Matthew 2:2
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Jesus, light of the world, let your bright star stand over the place where the poor have to live; lead our sages to wisdom and our rulers to reverence. Hear this prayer for your love’s sake.
 A New Zealand Prayer Book
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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