Moving In

1 Kings 8:1-11

After four decades of wandering the wilderness, the Israelites are back in the land of Canaan. It’s a “homecoming” of sorts for them. After all, a number of their ancestors lived there. In fact, some were still buried there (and they’d brought the bones of others back with them to bury them there too). It’s been a long time coming, but they’re finally moved-in. The thing is, though, they’re not the only ones. God moves into the land too. His people have finally stopped moving, and so he does too. The Israelites have built him a temple, and he’s going to live in it, right there, among them, in their very midst.