The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


sacred spaces

Readers are transformed by the presence and mystery of God

Sacred chair. Sacred lake. Even sacred semi-truck. These are just three of the places and spaces Lutheran readers consider sacred.

Although most of us consider places of beauty, solitude or quiet to be sacred, they aren't holy or sacred just because of the warm or peaceful feelings we have in that space. As these readers — and now, writers — remind us: a space is sacred because of what happens to us when we are in that place and time. In that space, we are transformed or changed by the presence and mystery of God.

Because even when we're enjoying "down time" in a Chevy Cavalier or journaling under the apple tree, God was there before we entered that holy space. And God makes all space sacred.

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