Advent 12/13/22 Sacred Space

Sacred Places
Tuesday, December 13

Acts 5:12-16 (NRSV)

Now many signs and wonders were done among the people through the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared to join them, but the people held them in high esteem. Yet more than ever believers were added to the Lord, great numbers of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, in order that Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he came by. A great number of people would also gather from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all cured.


Peter and the other disciples healed many among the people. Were they always in a temple?

Do we have sacred spaces in our church? Instantly we answer, the altar. Is that the only sacred place in our church?

When we study the Bible together and pray to God, is this a sacred place? When we take our worries, illnesses, and pain to the Pastor in his study, is that a sacred place to receive calmness? You pray to God together to receive uplifting and a sense of peace in your heart. These are sacred places in your heart, to be with God no matter where you are.

We need to look for time with God. God wants us to add believers to our church, not just newer and better programs or larger and fancier facilities. Jesus died on the cross because He loved us and forgave us of our sins.

Salvation is FAITH in Jesus, nothing else. Then our work is to spread God's word to show kindness, caring, and have a loving attitude toward all. The Holy Spirit will guide us.

-Estella Nussbaum

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