‘For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.’ (Psalm 84.10)
This year has 365 days, and each day 24 hours. But for many, the push and pace of modern living makes each moment race by. It is often remarked that ‘there are just not enough hours.’ Welsh poet William Henry Davies wrote…. ‘What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare’.
He describes various scenes of nature in our God created world that could be enjoyed if only time could be found for them. The writers of Psalm 84, also refer to some of the wonders of creation but also speak of precious time spent at the place designed and dedicated to help us focus our hearts and minds on the Father of Creation. The Psalm begins…
‘How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.’
The holiday season is a great opportunity to stand and stare at the wonders and beauty of our world. May it also be a time to refresh our souls in His courts and even to resolve to find more time in those busy schedules to be where He will surely meet with us and where we will behold His beauty.