“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.”
Our God is our home.
As Moses said in Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” We are carried and sustained by the powerful arms of Almighty God—arms that will never fail.
He is our dwelling place. Our safety. Our refuge.
The eternal God, who covers the ark of His holy covenant with a mercy seat.
The King of great power and might, at whose altar “Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young” (Psalm 84:3).
The God of glory gathers us in—each of His chosen—however far off we may have been. He seeks us out and brings us home, redeemed in Christ, made alive in His Spirit, and safe in His everlasting arms.
“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.” Psalm 107:2-7
“For thus says the Lord GOD: ‘Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.’” Ezekiel 34:11-12
Lord God, thank You for being our home. The one place where our hearts can find true rest. A refuge for the weary, the broken, the humble. As David wrote in Psalm 3:3, “You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” Lift our heads today, that we may see Your glory and stand firm in our faith. Be a shield about us. We take refuge in You, Lord, and we know that we will never be put to shame. There is no shame in our Home. There is only grace. Only light. Only hope, trusting in the power of our Savior’s cross as His precious blood washes away our sin. You are our dwelling place. So may we dwell with You, abiding in You always and finding rest for our souls.
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,
and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”