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Moving God 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

Moving God

It's not about us moving God; it's about God moving us.

At a Glance

How can we move our stuff? Let's count the ways: pods or containers, u-drive trucks, bus, car, overhead containers, air, ship. The moving industry is changing before our eyes. It seems like almost every day we are hearing about new startups that offer easier, cheaper and more innovative ways to move our stuff. In today's OT reading, David has one objective: move the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Doesn't sound too hard. But then, something goes wrong.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Look-Alikes," July 16, 2006, at

You'd think that we could not possibly have a problem with storing our stuff.

Why would we think this?

Because over the past 50 years, the average size of the American home has tripled!

Because many of these homes have two-car garages -- in which to store stuff.

How many of us with two-car garages can actually park two cars in the garage?

This is why 1 out of 10 Americans rent off-site storage, and why there...

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