In a world clamouring for attention the Lord draws people to himself. We are drawn in praise to his dwelling.
What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you in Zion. … All of us must come to you.Psalm 65v1-2
Sadly, though life’s direction is God himself, we evade his call to peace and seek our own solutions.
Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all.Psalm 65v3
Despite our obstinacy, the Lord is merciful. He forgives us and draws us to his peace.
What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts.Psalm 65v4
To be brought into God’s courts is to be brought into joy.
What festivities await us inside your holy Temple.
There is a hope of the festivities of heaven that goes beyond even that joy of God’s presence.
You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength. You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations.Psalm 65v6-7
From mountains representing spiritualities to raging oceans representing nations, the Lord formed all. They entice attention – The most insightful preacher, the methods for meeting God … The Lord quietens them.
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders … you inspire shouts of joy.Psalm 65v8
It is the Lord who draws out true worship. Let us stand in awe of God most high!