He is holy. And He is God. And He is forever.
The place where He dwells is rightfully high and holy.
But He’s not alone.
“I dwell…with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit” (Isaiah 57:15)
Umm… This is a sinner. Sin doesn’t belong in high and holy places.
Well, yes. But this is not just a sinner. This is one who realizes his true condition. This is a man who knows how far he has fallen, how grievous his sin is, and how unworthy of grace he is. This is one who is broken and crushed, who knows himself to be the lowest of the low.
He’s used his last strength to crawl to the foot of the cross and cast himself on the mercy of God.
This is his only hope and God does not hesitate. He brings him to His dwelling place, not to destroy, but to restore…. To make him new again.
This is undeserved mercy, pure and simple: to know the Holy and not be consumed.
But this is also who God is for God is love.
And Love never casts away a penitent, repentant child, no matter how long or far he has fallen.