August 27, 2018

Psalm 84:10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

Back in the ‘90’s there was a song that declared “Right here, right now there is no other place I’d rather be.” The singer believed he was watching the world wake up from history. The picture in the psalm above is of a pilgrim who has traveled to the Temple for a festival and has found contentment in having arrived. We can waste our lives wishing we were somewhere else, dreaming of that far away beach or that one bright day when everything will be better. It is good to have goals and aspirations, to be a pilgrim with a purpose, but it is better still to arrive, right here, right now, in the presence and care of the God who made you and made you his. My prayer for you is that, at least for a while this week, you may know that you are where you should be, before your God, and that you would wish to be nowhere else.

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