I remember as a little boy, not being able to sleep one night because my bicycle was going to be out of the repair shop in the morning. I was so excited about being able to use my bike, with its new chain guard, that I hardly slept at all!
That’s the way the sacred writer of this psalm talks about David’s sleepless nights until he builds a house for his dear God. This is what the people on the way to Jerusalem are signing about. I’ll bet they had sleepless nights too, as they couldn’t wait to get to the city and all the wonderful celebrations that were going to take place there.
If you want something and can’t sleep until it comes, how much more do you really want God who makes the source of everything we have or ever will have? When you are awake at night, and can’t get to sleep for whatever reason, just turn your thoughts to God who is awake right there with you, loving you and wanting you to have all that you need in life.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Going to Your dwelling place v. 7
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Third Week in Lent.
Spring in the north. Year C
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…