A lot of things in my world have been “shaken” recently. It’s difficult for me when the things I have come to love are changing. Times like these cause me to become even more aware of what I have that cannot be shaken.
Unlike the Israelites, I do not come to God in fear, terrified because I cannot obey His commands. “Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of El Chay (the living God), to the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together and to the assembly of God’s firstborn children, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Shophet (Judge) of all people, and to the spirits of people who have God’s approval and have gained eternal life. You have come to Yeshua (Jesus), who brings the new promise from God, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than Abel’s.” (Hebrews 12:22-24)
THIS is my place; THIS is my family: the city of the living God, surrounded by innumerable angels rejoicing in God’s presence, the saints of the Lord who have gone before me, God the Judge of all, and Jesus Christ whose blood covers all my sin that I may enter into the presence of the holy God, blameless and pure.
“When God spoke to your ancestors, His voice shook the earth. but now He has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the sky.’ The words once more show clearly that God will change what He has made. These are the things that can be shaken. Then only the things that cannot be shaken will remain. Therefore, we must be thankful that we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Because we are thankful, we must worship God with fear and awe in a way that pleases Him.” (Hebrews 12:26-28)
While living in this world, surrounded by the things that can be shaken and changed, I want to fix my eyes on the kingdom of God, which cannot be shaken, for there lies my true home.