Because of your great mercy,
I come to your house, Lord,
and I am filled with wonder
as I bow down
at your holy temple.
For today’s scripture I wanted to find a lovely photo of a simple church surrounded by God’s beautiful nature. I found many; but try as I may, none gave me peace. I have a hard time with organized religion and the photos I found brought this feeling to the forefront of my mind. Those of you, who follow my blog, know I grew up in the church, but never found peace there. I can’t honestly remember a day in which I felt happy about church, and I’ve carried around so much guilt for feeling this way. It took a long time before I could separate church and God. Believe me, the two are not synonymous. God loves me unconditionally; the church never has.
I truly wanted to resonate with David and his words, “…I come to your house, Lord, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down to worship,” but I couldn’t. Often, I talk to God about this feeling and I believe He understands.
Today, while spending time alone with God and meditating over this verse I sensed God saying to me, “…my child…you can find peace in the place of worship I have created…all you have to do is look for it’s all around you.” With this thought peace flooded my soul and I smiled because I could say with David, “…I am filled with wonder.”
My Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your place of worship you created for us. May we feel your touch in the breeze. My we hear your song through feathered fowl, smell your fragrance from flower’s breath and know your love through nature’s rest. Thank you God, for the beauty of your world. Make your presence known as we bow our hearts in wonder before you. Amen.
(A Walk Through Psalms Blog)