WHERE DOES GOD LIVE?
I would like for you to go with me on a journey.
It is a journey of the mind and heart. I would like to tell
you a story. It's a story that inspires my songwriting.
There once was this Invisible, Awesome Being, lets call
Him God,who created everything and everyone. He had a
desire to have a relationship with people. He wanted them
to know who He was and what He was like. So He chose
a relatively small people group and preformed some
amazing feats against the people that had them oppressed.
He wanted to show them His love and to dwell among
them. He told them how He expected them to live and act,
putting Him first and treating each other with honesty and
integrity. He had them build Him a throne room (a special
tent) and a throne,(an ark) from where He could rule and
interact with them.
As they wandered through the wilderness toward their
promised land, they would carry His tent and throne with
them. When they got to their promised land, God,continued
to rule and direct them through His chosen priests and
leaders. When the people were oppressed, God's throne,
the Ark, would go out ahead of them. As long as the people
showed devotion, by worshiping and obedience, God would
go before them and fight their battles. But in time their love
and devotion turned into ritual and they forgot the God who
loved them. As their love for Him grew cold, God no longer
went out before them, even though they carried His Ark.
Nor did He fight their battles for them.
Many centuries went by and God still desired to have
fellowship with man. He also intended to follow His plan
of using His people to show the nations His love. When the
time was just right, God came down, born of a woman, and
lived as a man. He was born into His people, who were oppressed
by a great nation and their lack of devotion to Him. He grew
in favor and into adulthood. He lived a pure and faultless life..
But, the leaders of His people were jealous of Him, because
of the people's love of Him and His with which He taught
the people. So the leaders plotted and had Him killed by the
governing authority. But the amazing thing of the story is
God's love for people was so great that the grave could not
hold Him, after 3 days in the grave, He arose in body and
Here's the really amazing thing about my story. This God
loves individual people so much that He wants to live
with those who are devoted to Him and obey His commands.
His commands are; be devoted to Him in love, love other in
integrity and honesty, and to serve others interest above your
own in love.
This is my story, the one that inspires my life and art.
What is your story?
Perry G Walp