by Lucy and John Mofitt
Read Psalm 27

One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock. Now my head is lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord. Psalm 27:4–6

We love this passage for many reasons, mainly that Jesus is continuously calling us home; to his house, his temple. It doesn’t matter how long we have been away, or even if we have never been to Jesus’ home, there is always a spot for us, for everyone.

Although we may get lost during our day of trouble, Jesus will protect us and set us “high on a rock.” Jesus has called us home in order that we might be reborn, seek forgiveness for our sins, and forgiveness of ourselves. 

Jesus will lift us above our troubles and our day-to-day concerns in order that we might “inquire in his temple.” We are overcome with joy with the knowledge that God is our protector, who has given us the gifts of salvation and hope, only asking in return that we draw near to God’s home. 

We pray during this Lenten season that Jesus guides us to rebirth in our homes and in God’s temple. May Jesus watch over us and set us high on a rock in our hour of need. Amen.


Una sola cosa le pido al Señor, y es lo único que persigo: habitar en la casa del Señor todos los días de mi vida, para contemplar la hermosura del Señor y recrearme en su templo. Porque en el día de la aflicción él me resguardará en su morada; al amparo de su tabernáculo me protegerá, y me pondrá en alto, sobre una roca. Me hará prevalecer frente a los enemigos que me rodean; en su templo ofreceré sacrificios de alabanza y cantaré salmos al Señor. Salmos 27:4–6

Amamos este pasaje por muchas razones, principalmente porque Jesús nos llama continuamente a casa; A su casa, a su templo. No importa cuánto tiempo hemos estado ausentes, o incluso si nunca hemos estado en la casa de Jesús, siempre hay un lugar para nosotros/as, para todos/as.

Aunque podemos perdernos durante tiempo angustia, Jesús nos protegerá y nos colocará “sobre una roca.” Jesús nos ha llamado a casa para que podamos renacer, buscar el perdón de nuestros pecados y el perdón de nosotros/as mismos/as.

Jesús nos elevará por encima de nuestras angustias y preocupaciones cotidianas para que podamos “indagar en su templo.” Nos llena de gozo el saber que Dios es nuestro protector, que nos ha dado los dones de la salvación y Esperanza, sólo pidiendo a cambio que nos acercamos a la casa de Dios.  

Oramos durante esta temporada cuaresmal que Jesús nos guía a renacer en nuestros hogares y en el templo de Dios. Que Jesús nos vigile y nos ponga sobre una roca en nuestra hora de necesidad. Amén.


Today at St. Paul's

Saturday, April 15 (Holy Saturday)
10 am: Easter Egg Hunt
7 pm: Easter Vigil

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