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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, March 15th, 2019
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This Psalm is used often in different religious traditions for the dedication of a temple, cathedral, or church. It makes sense: the author sings about the loveliness of God's house, and how he'd rather be there than anywhere else!

As I considered this, it got me to thinking: wouldn't it be different for Christians, since Jesus came to dwell in our bodies, making us living temples of his Holy Spirit?

Well, for one thing, we don't need to go to a special building to meet with God. He lives within us, and we can find him in the hearts of our brothers and sisters in Christ!

That's great news for me, because there's something supernatural about standing alone in the woods, with running water nearby maybe; the tall pines and oak trees like pillars in a temple of the forest. Everywhere you look, new life springs up, finding protection in the cracks of rocks, surviving on the life-giving water in such plentiful supply.

I still love worshipping with others at church, of course! However, there's something very meaningful to me in getting away from the hubbub, technology everywhere, and to acquaint myself with what it means to be a creature in creation.