Few promises of the Bible offer more reassurance than when God says “I will never leave or forsake you.” Who among us doesn’t want to believe that God is still with us—now? Yes, we see evidence of God in the sky and stars. But here on the ground, we worry. Maybe that’s one reason God asked the huge family that he had rescued from Egypt to camp around His tent in the Wilderness of Sinai. From the outside, this Tent of God’s presence looked more like a portable Bedouin tent than “a house of God.” But on the inside, the detail, color, art, and symbolism spoke of mysteries and secrets, and . . . far more goodness than God was ready to reveal. And still today, even though so much has since been revealed, there’s so much for us to explore together. Please join us in discovering together what that tent in the wilderness says about “God With Us” . . . now.
From walking with Adam in the Garden of Eden to dwelling with the Israelites in the Tabernacle to coming to earth in the form of a man, God has always expressed a desire to be with His people! In this chapter, you’ll consider the implications of a God who is always present with you.
From the Israelites to Elijah to Jesus Himself, people in Scripture often found themselves wandering in the wilderness. And the experience would leave them forever changed! In this chapter, you’ll discover how God uses times of wandering to bring us closer to Him.
In the wilderness, the Israelites had limited access to basic things like food and water. But God never failed to provide for them! In this chapter, you’ll see how God showed the Israelites He was with them as they wandered in the desert—and how He’s with you in your wilderness.
Whether you’re a writer, singer, painter, builder, or any other type of skilled craftsman, it’s important to remember that God is the One who gave you those abilities! In this chapter, you’ll see how the ancient Israelites used their talents and resources to construct a place for God to dwell with them.
After God led the Israelites out of Egypt, they embarked on a journey to the Promised Land—a trip that would take much longer than they expected! In this chapter, you’ll consider the challenges of Israel’s nomadic lifestyle in the wilderness—and how God was with them every step of the way.