The House of the Lord

‘I was glad when they said to me,’Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ Psalm 118:19

God made us for community and allowed us to have places of worship, places where we can praise the Lord together. But communal worship is not always possible. We think of those in countries where Christians are persecuted and those because of distance or ill-health can’t meet together.

For the last seven weeks I haven’t been able to attend church and have had to worship at home. It’s possible to watch the services on line but that actually made me sadder. But God has allowed me to worship with Himself. He’s sent me the noisy blackbirds who have devoured the meagre food I have set out for them. God has allowed me to witness a single robin to scrabbling for the early morning worms. I’ve watched the emergence of tiny snowdrops and bright crocuses.

When I was able to return to church it was with renewed enthusiasm and I shed a few tears at being able to fellowship with others. ‘I was glad ………….’