Next to my bed, atop my perpetual stack of books, stands a single doll from my childhood.
She is not a single doll really. She’s a babushka, one of those traditional Russian nesting dolls made of lacquered wood with a painted headscarf tied under her chin. She is hollow, but she is far from empty. In fact, she is a doll within a doll within a doll, opening again and again.
I was reading from that stack Kris Camealy’s Advent book, “Come, Lord Jesus” when I arrived at December 14: A Dwelling Place. In 2 Samuel 7, God talks about homes and where He lives. Home is a favorite theme of mine so I lingered there.
God tells David,
“Also, the Lord tells you that he will make you a house.”
It almost seemed like an afterthought, like “by the way”. But I don’t think God has afterthoughts. Besides, in the context of the story it made no sense. David had just built himself a house and God did not ask for a house. Solomon would build a cedar house for God, but there seemed something more, something hidden here in the idea of God making a house.
Babushka had something to show me, something hidden . . .
Isn't she cute? Aren't they all cute? My Mama and Daddy brought them home to me from Russia when I was a girl.
I have saved the rest of her story for you over at my new friend
Kris Camealy's website. I am guest posting over on her little spot in the world.
This is my first guest post and I'd love you to go visit me there.
Kris has written a brand new Advent book called Come Lord Jesus - The Weight of Waiting. I was so honored to be chosen as part of her street team to read her words ahead of release and cheer her work out into the world.
If you want to get your heart ready for Christmas, click my link to get Kris' book Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight Of Waiting.
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