AND

Recently in my quiet time I found myself in the beginning.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1

One word stood out to me:

AND.

And. They were created together, as a set. God created the heavens and the earth, so He must have existed before that and dwelt somewhere before that. But for our part, our involvement in this story, as He created a place for us to live He also created a place for Himself at the same time. Wherever or however He existed prior to that, He would now move into one half of this duplex called heaven and earth.

One place for Him, one place for us. He sits ever on His throne, close by and always within sight, watching and whispering to His bride. After the wedding of the Lamb, she will go to His place and be with Him forever.

So, right from the start, from the very first verse of the story and the very first action we see, God is making provisions for us to be together with Him.

The rest of the story is all about making that happen.

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