“But will God really dwell on earth with men? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built.” 2 Chronicles 6:18
Nothing Solomon built could contain God. Can the one who made the trees be held by their wood? Can the one who set gold in the rocks be adorned by its grandeur? The one who placed wool on sheep has no need to be covered with its warmth.
Would He stoop to dwell in a temple built by man? And yet, he did come, like a parent thrilled with what his child had made.
When our boys were little they’d make tent houses by spreading blankets across the ottoman and couch cushions propped up around the room. Grandpa would bend down and join the fun. He was thrilled with the shelter his grandkids had thrown together; it gave him great joy to be with them.
Like Grandpa, God stooped low to enter what man had made. God would do just about anything to be among us. He even gave his Son, Jesus, as a way to connect. Before Jesus, God chose to dwell in the temple. Today, Jesus gives his Holy Spirit to live in the temple of human hearts.
Yes, he still stoops low.