Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

22 Jan 2021, 10:30 a.m.
From_the_Vicar Notices

Daily Scripture:

One thing have I asked of the Lord and that alone I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’ Your face, Lord, will I seek. (Psalm 27:4&8)

Daily Reflection:

When the psalmist – probably David – says, “the house of the Lord”, he may be referring to a temple; but - putting ourselves into these words - it would be a bit strange to want to live in the church every day of our life, wouldn’t it? Much more likely he is using the phrase to mean, “the presence of the Lord”…..that I may dwell in the presence of the Lord all the days of my life. What a wonderful gift; what a great desire: dwelling (living) in the presence of God every day of your life; not having to wait “for heaven”! And this is the only thing that David asks for; it is the only thing he seeks….. “My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face’.” Can we put ourselves into these words today: and seek – really look – for the presence of God in the world, in your life? There is great joy in finding God.

Revd David