Our Physical Bodies as God’s House—Being Healed and Restored by Christ
The Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi
From the readings today we see David wanting to build God a house. Instead, God promised David he would build David a house; David’s son would build the temple; and God would give David a son to reign on his throne forever. Christ is that son of David who sits on the throne and reigns forever in glory and will come back some day to reign on the earth.
St. Paul the apostle says, “do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?” Our bodies are made for communion with him. Do you know that whenever you come to the Communion table to take the Communion that you are touching Jesus? Just as the people of Gennesaret begged to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, and were healed, you can touch Jesus today through Communion and ask to be healed.
Sermon from 7/18/21.