Lent – Wednesday – March 30

Psalm 84

This is one of my favorite psalms. I have sung a choral version of it that I always hear in my mind as I read it. This time, however, I have a different “take” on the psalm. I used to think of church, frankly, as God’s dwelling place and courts. Now I see all of creation as God’s dwelling place (and probably have for a while). Seems obvious, doesn’t it? This change in thinking has reminded me how precious, holy and fragile creation is. God has entrusted to us God’s dwelling place. We can have profound effects on it. Now I ask myself, “Will I care differently for it as I ponder this new insight during Lent?”
Generous Creator, may your Spirit guide me in my care for your creation and all its creatures. Amen.

From: Lent Devotional 2011 by Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

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