Sacred Space

“There is something restorative about being in a sacred space.”

Sometimes all we want to do is sit in church because it is a holy place, a quiet place, a place of restoration, and a place where we can meet God in His house.

“There is something restorative about being in a sacred space. The ancient world knew this well; Israel had a deep understanding of sacred space. The temple was looked upon as the house of the Lord. It was where God, in a special and unique way, dwelt among the people. When someone felt lost or confused, when they wanted to be in God’s presence, they could sit in the sanctuary of God. This is because the sanctuary was a holy place, a place of divine encounter. For Israel, the temple served as big sign to all who looked for God: ‘If you want to find me, you can find me here.’”

From The Blessing of Empty Churches by Rev. Kyle Norman.

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