If God dwells in our midst, what does it mean for us to dwell in the midst of the world incarnationally with and for God?

When the Apostle John described the Messiah coming into the world he used richly descriptive words: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Behind these evocative words is the Old Testament concept of the tabernacle, the visible gathering place for worship that is also the visible reminder that God is in our midst. This tangible presence is at the heart of God’s character and mission.