The House of God

The house of God, then, is like a green branch pushing its way out of a blackened tree stump; an unyielding flower that still blooms amid the grey ash of a bombed-out village; a persecuted man forced to work knee-deep in human dung, who sings praises still to Jesus. The house of God reminds us that God has not abandoned the raging world to a life without witness to Himself. But though it witnesses to Him, it does not exhaust, limit, or consume Him.

–Zack Eswine, Recovering Eden: The Gospel according to Ecclesiastes, 161.

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