Have you ever been outside under the night sky, far away from city lights, and stood, gazing up in silent wonder?
Yesterday, we sang the lyrics, “The heavens are your tabernacle. Glory to the Lord on high. God of wonders, beyond our galaxy.”
There is a very necessary “out there” nature of the presence of God that is beyond our understanding. I can’t even comprehend the size of our galaxy, let alone the universe full of them. And to think of a God who created and holds it all together? No sentence could adequately contain that wonder.
Yet, just as God is “out there,” he is also “in here.”
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”–1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The God of galaxies is also the God of chests. He doesn’t just live in some etherial place called our “hearts.” His Spirit lives in our physical bodies.
Wherever we go, whatever we do, we take the Holy Spirit in us. He is worshiping inside of us. He’s not just standing next to us, or waiting outside the door for us. He is inside of our chests, which are his temple for worship.
The wonder of God is that he is not only the God of galaxies, but the God of chests.