We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
Psalm 132 references the experience of David in his quest to build the temple. We learn in 1 Chronicles 17 that David desires to build a temple to God to give a proper place for worship. However God, through the prophet Nathan, tells David that it will in fact be his son that will fulfil this wish. In these times where meeting to worship is very different to ‘normal’ we may echo the desire of David.
However, unlike David, we know that because of the gospel, through the power of the Holy Spirit, God can be worshipped in all places. Perhaps this time of Covid is an opportunity to discover what it means to worship God in our homes? The end of the psalm looks towards David’s children – his legacy. How might our experience of this pandemic equip us to serve the next generation in worship?
God, we miss worshipping you all together in song. Please teach us more of you as we learn to worship in different ways.