by Jerry Lewis
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”Psalm 122:1
These lines are the first of a psalm sung as God’s people traveled the Jericho road to Jerusalem to worship. They didn’t go often, only once a year, and they joined thousands of others, throngs of worshipers, who came to the temple to worship. They wore white, traveled with their family, slept in the cold at night and battled the heat of the day.
Psalm 122 is one of the Songs of Ascent, a song sung while ascending the hill to Jerusalem. Their physical ascent symbolized their spiritual ascent. Not only did their bodies have to be ready for a trip like this, so did their hearts. These Psalms lifted their hearts to Jerusalem, and ultimately to heaven.
Today we will worship. As you drive in (none of us walk to worship…how blessed we are), prepare your hearts to encounter and be encountered by the almighty God who is also your Father, who sent his Son to be your Savior, and the Holy Spirit to be your traveling companion.
I can’t wait to worship with you!
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