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2 Samuel 7:2 The king said to the prophet Nathan, “See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.”
I have encountered the divine in a variety of settings. I have felt God with me as I slept under the stars in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. I have felt God’s grace while tossing and turning on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. God showed me Christian community through a church in a jazz venue in Los Angeles. If I were to choose a place where I expect the divine presence, I would favor a tent over a house of cedar every single time.
God does not fear impermanence; neither should we.
MOVING FORWARD: Plan a camping trip.
Today the Church remembers John Mason Neale, Priest, 1866.