I couldn’t go past the first verse of this Psalm – “I rejoiced with those who said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord”.
I grew up going to church pretty much every Sunday of my life. I can’t say that I always rejoiced at the thought, but for the most part it was a very positive, extremely important part of my childhood experience. I suppose you could say that I took it for granted and didn’t really see how special it was at the time to be a part of a church.
Fast forward to now, and I really do rejoice at the thought of going to church (the house of the Lord).
I love how it’s called God’s house – the place where God dwells. For me, that has a warm and inviting sound to it, and I am so grateful to be a part of a church that allows me to belong and to be surrounded and supported by God’s people, as well as enjoy God’s presence in the gathered worship experience.
May I never take for granted the privilege of going to and belonging to the house of the Lord. It has made all the difference in my life.
Written by Shelley Witt