The Altar

Who else loves this new song? And although all the lyrics are beautiful, it is the first line that captured my heart.

There are hundreds of references to altars in the Bible but an altar was built to commemorate an encounter with God and show future generations what He had done.

These were places that people wanted to fully surrender and consecrate themselves to the Lord – in other words when they offered a sacrifice, they were saying to God, that it was about His will, not theirs, and they were dedicating themselves to Him.

This is why the first line of this song took my breath away, because most of us are broken in some way, and yet, God delights in us when we offer our lives to Him.

God know every single thing about us and yet, He still loves us.

But the most beautiful thing of all is when we surrender or consecrate our lives to Him, and also surrender to His love, He can shape us into all He has created us go be.

”I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me wherever I have gone.” Genesis 35:3

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