Psalm 27: 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. 4 One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
Once again David is under threat. It’s hard to know if he is referring to an actual army from outside or enemies within Israel. In any event, it’s clear that the temple in Jerusalem is a special place for David. It’s the “house of the Lord” where David can be found when being pressed from without or within. It’s his sanctuary of peace in the midst of turmoil.
Holy spaces, houses of worship, are important to people of faith. Unfortunately, our house of worship in Texas experienced busted water pipes during the recent extreme cold (-2 degrees!). I realize for those of you in northern climes below zero is not unusual, but it hasn’t happened here in the Dallas area since 1949. Anyway, we have significant water damage and will be in a long line of households and businesses seeking repairs. Prayers are appreciated.
That said, like every other church, we’ve discovered a new virtual house of worship on the internet during the pandemic. God shows up for us even when we’re not physically together, so being without a building for a while isn’t the shock it would have been otherwise. Our God is faithful and will find you wherever you are. Thanks be to God!