Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 63:2, where David wrote these words:
"So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory."
David penned these words while he was stuck in the wilderness of Judah—separated from the Lord's tabernacle in Jerusalem. Even from the dry desert of desolation and isolation, David craved to be in his God's blessed presence.
When we are cut off from the Lord's ordinary means of grace which we would enjoy in the church (house/tabernacle) of God, let us still resort to His pres-ence in the "sanctuary of our hearts"; and let us long for and look forward to those glorious days of sweet communion with the saints, as we gather for Sunday's church worship services.
[Puritan quote of the day: "[God's] ways are secret, but always just. God is most in His way when we think He is out of His way.” —Thomas Watson, in, "The Great Gain of Godliness"]