Pilgrims Have Arrived

30 Jan

Yesterday song was one used as pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem for festival days. In today’s psalm they have arrived and sing a song of joy for Jerusalem. Muslins, Jews and Christians all revere the city of Jerusalem. It is sad that because of this it have often become a battleground.

A Pilgrim Song of David
122 1-2 When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,”
my heart leaped for joy.
And now we’re here, O Jerusalem,
inside Jerusalem’s walls!

Jerusalem, well-built city,
built as a place for worship!
The city to which the tribes ascend,
all God’s tribes go up to worship,
To give thanks to the name of God—
this is what it means to be Israel.
Thrones for righteous judgment
are set there, famous David-thrones.

Pray for Jerusalem’s peace!
Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!
Friendly insiders, get along!
Hostile outsiders, keep your distance!
For the sake of my family and friends,
I say it again: live in peace!
For the sake of the house of our God, God,
I’ll do my very best for you

Let us join in the stream of God-worshipers and continue the prayer for peace for Jerusalem.

Also, this day reflect on the place that has become sacred for your worship of God. I have lived in a number of different places and worship in many sanctuaries; yet I think the chapel at Mount Saviour Monastery is a place that calls me to return on pilgrimage.

Peace be your journey this day.


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