When my high school’s triple trio took to the annual music contest a song based on Psalm 84, I fell in love with that Psalm. Here are a few of those beautiful thoughts that reflect my heart’s longing for God:
…fainting with longing to enter God’s presence
…even the sparrow builds a nest near Him
…setting my heart on a pilgrimage to be with God
…passing through the Valley of Weeping and seeing it become a place of refreshment and blessing.
If I were an artist, I’d paint a picture of a weeping pilgrim making his way through a grim and desolate place. And in each spot where a tear falls, a beautiful pool appears surrounded by lush beauty to refresh those who follow. The pilgrim may not be aware of the blessing he leaves in his wake, but he proceeds in faith and out of his need for God. Someday he will be surprised to learn the effect of his life of faith and tears.