Monday, August 11, 2008

The House of the Lord

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock... I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27: 4 & 5, 13 & 14
These verses gave me comfort this morning as I disassemble our current home, preparing to embark on a nomad's journey before eventually landing in a new home. While I desire for my earthly home to model that of my heavenly home - being a welcoming place of solace, comfort, and peace - it will never replace the house of the Lord. No matter where my head may fall in the coming weeks, I will dwell in the house of the Lord. And as I wait for our new place to see completion, I will take confidence in God's goodness and promises.


Roxanne said...

what agreat reminder, this really encouraged me this morning as we have been on the move for almost 2 months now and sooo want to land somewhere, thanks for sharing what God is teaching you as He wants me to learn this as well. Hope you are enjoying summer in the city! Blessings on yoru new home!

Sunshine Eyes said...

This is a great passage. And I love that the first line reminds me of a favorite worship song - "Better is one day". It's comforting to think of our homes here as a reflection of our eternal home. Maybe that means the hours I spend sorting laundry and picking up toys have some real heart significance! :)