Dwelling Place

Readings: Psalm 90, Isaiah 1:24-31, Luke 11:29-32

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth,

or ever you had formed the earth and the world,

from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1-2

The world didn’t begin at my birth, and it won’t end when I take my last breath. All generations find their home in God, not just the ones right before and right after mine. Wherever and whenever this human family lives, there and then is God.

God didn’t begin at the birth of my planet, and God will be present when the earth breathes its last. God was present at the birth of space/time. If this universe is unmade in some distant millennium, if all possible worlds come to an end, God will hold even that fast. All wherevers and whenevers dwell in God.

But this is the time for me to dwell in God and on this earth. Finding myself in God and finding my place in the world aren’t two separate adventures, just two perspectives on a single journey. I know it’s a sacred journey because God walked it from beginning to end, birth through death to resurrection.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

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Johnna

I am a Christian educator and writer.I have worked in churches, denominational offices, and seminaries. I have a PhD in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, with a focus on Practical Theology and educating in faith. In 2010, my book, "How the Other Half Lives: the challenges facing clergy spouses and partners," was published by Pilgrim Press. I believe that words can build doorways that lead to encounters with God through the Spirit.

One thought on “Dwelling Place”

  1. yes—and when I get that I’m on this singular journey. not being pulled in every direction, the two perspectives come together for me and I am again one with God–we walk together and the journey makes sense as does my place in this world. “WE Make the Road by Walking”!

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