Teach and help one another along the right road with psalms and hymns and Christian songs, singing God's praises with joyful hearts. - Colossians 3:16 J.B. Phillips Translation
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Today is May 1, my brother in law, Tom Sterbens' birthday. Happy birthday, Tom! He wrote this song.
I've been practicing the song, "May Your Glory Fill This Place" which Tom wrote years ago. A church near our home is having a dedication service for a new sanctuary. They have asked us to come and be part of the service. I've never heard a song more appropriate for dedicating a new building than this one.
The temple was finished King Solomon prayed The people came to see Was God pleased with this place
Then fire fell from heaven The priest could not go in God's glory was more than they could stand God's presence was more than they could stand
This place is more than brick and stone This place will become a home This place is for the brokenhearted everywhere A place where they will find someone who cares
Lord, in this place believers will agree In this place we'll stand in unity In this place as we gather around Your Throne Lord, come and make this place Your home
Lord, may Your glory Fill this temple Here today as You did then May Your presence be much more than we can stand Lord, may Your glory fill this temple As we gather in Your name May Your glory fill this place
May Your glory fill this place
However, the more I sing the song - the more the lyrics fill my head - and my heart - the more I realized, this prayer isn't about just a building.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?1 Corinthians 3:16-17
For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. Ephesians 2:19-22