Dwelling Place


Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place.  Psalm 90:1 (ASV)

When you work with homeless people you recognize the security and dignity that are associated with having a place to stay. Often we take for granted the blessing of having a roof over our heads. Our words today are actually a prayer of Moses, and considered one of the oldest Psalms. As Moses and the Israelites wandered in the desert, they had nowhere to call their home. Yet God was all they needed, He was their dwelling place. Their tents in the Wilderness were temporary, their God was not.

We have a dwelling place, One whom we can go to for comfort, protection, dignity and hope.  He will not leave us. We are never alone.  Moses recognized that God was the one who could meet all their needs.  In the New Testament we read Jesus’ invitation for us to come and dwell (abide) with Him. We find a home for our restless soul in Him alone. Father thank you for being our dwelling place. We desire to abide with you.

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