For bedouin, one’s home is wherever one pitches a tent. A pitched tent marks a pause, a stop on the journey. In Abram’s case the location was near Bethel, meaning ‘the house of God.” There Abram called on the name of the Lord.
There are now almost 420,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases in the world. Many have been (or will soon be) instructed to “shelter in place” (aka pitch a tent and stay put). We hope that by so doing we might slow the spread of the virus and keep hospitals from being overwhelmed. So, we pitch our tents (and wash our hands).
The good news is that ” the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us” (John 1:14). We are not sheltering alone, even if we are scattered from friends. His tent is among us and he will never leave us. Remember how the tabernacle of God (a glorified tent) was always pitched in the middle of the Israelite encampment during the 40 year in the wilderness. We are only at day 12. God’s staying power lasts at least 14,600 days (365 x 40). [I don’t think this blog will last that long.]
Blessed camping . . .
PS: I am still looking for celebrity bloggers to write for the blog.