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I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together.
To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.”
For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.
Advent greetings from the Admissions Office!
The psalmist in the text above is most likely returning home from a trip to the temple in Jerusalem, and he or she is giving thanks for the blessing of being in this holy place. Today many of us are returning home from our own holiday journeys too. Perhaps our Thanksgiving celebrations were not as worshipful as being in the temple in Jerusalem, but we pray you each had a time of heartfelt fellowship and gave thanks to God for each other gathered around the table. During this festival period, we are fed and nourished spiritually and physically, and I like to think that this nourishment helps us on the next journey towards the birth of Christ, the one who ultimately will feed and nourish us spiritually through his body and blood. May we be blessed in all our journeys as we anticipate the coming of our Lord. And, of course, we pray that your journeys might cross paths with ours in the near future!
Trinity Forms Leaders.
Director of Admissions