Dagon and the Ark
1 Samuel 5:1-4 - When you really understand who is standing nearby, it makes all the difference in the world. Drawing near to God is about understanding and knowing the God we are drawing near to. And knowing He is near to us, and present in our lives, make the difference in our ability to journey through our experiences in life.
Throughout history there is a question that people have wrestled with as they have sought after purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction. That question is; how can we, with all of our sin and brokenness, stand in the presence of a Holy God? After all, if true purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction come from God, how do we draw near to Him when we struggle with our own brokenness and sin? The Bible is full of stories of those who dared to draw near and were met by a God who desires to be with His people.