Chapter-a-Day Psalm 11

But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely,
    examining every person on earth.
Psalm 11:4 (NLT) 

It is early. I’d planned on taking this week off of my chapter-a-day posts, but this morning I woke before dawn and, after laying awake for a while, felt called to the quiet. Rarely these days am I around so much noise and activity. The Playhouse has been full of life and kinetic energy this week with five very busy young people and six weary adults trying desperately to keep up. So much fun. So much noise. So much laughter and screaming. So many tears. The surround sound of life abundant.

I’ve always found quiet in the mornings, even at home in our empty nest where things are pretty much quiet all day. “The Lord is in His holy Temple” today’s chapter tells us, and how interesting to have God’s Message remind those who follow Jesus that we ourselves are temples of God’s Spirit, who dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16). And so, as light slowly rises in the east I come to the quiet to center in, to seek the Lord in His holy Temple where He can be found, and to find peace at the start of my day. I come to the quiet even on days that will be filled with relative quiet, but I find this time with God especially rich on days that I know will be brimming over with life’s joyful noises.

I thought I would take the week off from my chapter-a-day posts, and yet here I am once again. I come back to the quiet. I rest on the page.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 11”

  1. But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
    He watches everyone closely,
    examining every person on earth.

    My host daughter texted me yesterday. Her world was rocked again by the suicide of a young lady she danced with in St. Louis. We talked about that much when she lived with us, as at least 3 young people in Des Moines had taken their own lives last year. Suicide is one of the mysteries that we rarely get answers about. Her text said “I will never understand why…..” and I had to respond that I won’t either. Young people are fragile. They need to be loved, affirmed and believed in. When that hope doesn’t exist and life hands you a whole lot of suck, they have no where to turn. Life will suck too at times, this we know. I pray for Adrienne’s family today.

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