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Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 90:1

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

IMG_0301Where do you live? I’ve lived in a number of places – being a preacher’s son and a preacher. I have lived in the country. I was born in the Mountains. I have lived in the suburbs of a major city. I have lived in a small town. I have lived on campus in a major city. Of them – my favorite is the country (SoCo) – followed by the small town (Annapolis).

Where do you live? What are the circumstances surrounding where you live and who lives with you? Do you live with your spouse? Do you live with your parents? Do you live with family? Do you live alone? Do you have a roommate?

I enjoyed the time when our children were very young – I enjoyed watching them grow. We’ve never experienced what other couples talk about – the empty nest – because we’ve only had a month or so living alone after the birth of our first child in 1983. Since 1983 there has always been someone living with us in our home (not always our children).

Where do you live? What is your dwelling place? Today’s passage speaks about a dwelling place. Here it is in partial context. Psalm 90:1–4 – Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” 4 A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

My wife has a way of making every house we have lived in a home we have loved. We have lived in an apartment – we have lived in a couple of parsonages – we now live in our own home. She is amazing! I am so blessed to be able to dwell with her where she lives!

Our God is amazing! He is our dwelling place in all generations. He is the almighty and was before the formation of the mountains (He is the creator). He is mightier than all humanity put together and can turn us into dust if He wished. A thousand of our years are like a day to God.

Our dwelling place is with the Almighty – we get to live with God. Where God dwells – that is where we are blessed to dwell as well.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.


March 6, 2015 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Lenten Thought, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , ,

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