‘One thing I desire from the Lord . . . that I may dwell in the house of the Lord.
One of the great heroes of the Bible, David the shepherd boy who became king, lacked a physical home for part of his life. David lived life on the run from King Saul. As David was God’s appointed successor to the throne, Saul perceived him as a threat and sought to kill him. David fled his home and slept wherever he found shelter. Though he had companions with him, David’s most earnest desire was to “dwell in the house of the Lord”—to enjoy permanent fellowship with Him (Psalm 27:4).
For the Christian, our Saviour, the Lord Jesus is our constant companion, our sense of “home” no matter where we are. He is with us in our present troubles and even prepares a place for us to live with Him forever (John 14:3). Despite the uncertainty and change we might experience as citizens of this earth, we can dwell permanently in our fellowship with Him every day and everywhere.
Loving God, I thank You for being my permanent address. Help me to recognize You as my most faithful companion who’s with me wherever I go. Amen.