Even a sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young —
a place near your altar.
Psalm 84: 3
Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to him. He grieves that we have forgotten him. He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence.
And he is inviting you – and me – to come home, to come home to where we belong, to come home to that for which we were created. His arms are stretched out wide to receive us. His heart is enlarged to take us in.
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home
Draw Near to God
September 1 to September 30
Join us here as we share some of our favorite readings to explore the Psalms of Ascent.
Betsy and Laurie
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.