“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” Psalm 84: 1-2
We’ve recently returned from a week’s holiday and even though the kids were really excited about getting away and staying in a new place, they were just as excited, if not more, about coming home. What is it about home that makes us feel like that? Is it the familiar? The safety and security of our possessions and surroundings that make us feel at rest?
In this verse today we find there is a place that God invites us to be part of that goes beyond the physical. It’s His dwelling place. The place where we get to draw close, not in the physical world, but in the world of the Spirit. This intimacy is what we were each created for. Our, “souls long for it…our hearts and flesh sing for joy”.
We were made to know the all surrounding, all encompassing love of our Heavenly Father. Just as a child can rest in the arms of a loving parent, we as God’s children can find no safer place. As much as our homes are familiar and comfortable to us, so should being in the presence of the Lord. This is where we can find comfort, rest, safety, security and peace. Take time today to be in his dwelling place. You don’t need to be anywhere special. He’s right there at this moment whispering how special you are to Him. Rest and receive his love.