This Place
Leddy Hammock

I am not here by accident.  I am here in this place by divine appointment.

Since God is everywhere equally present, whenever I turn my attention to the presence of the Good, I dwell in the House of the Lord.

Wherever I am–either alone or gathered with others in prayer– my heart is in a holy place.

In Genesis, we read that Jacob fell asleep, alone in the wilderness; when he awoke, he declared:  “Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not” (Genesis 28:16, King James Version).

Wherever I am, wherever I journey, I can always pause and pray.

I feel instantly safe and divinely guided as I affirm: “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place!”


Responsive Reading for Sunday, February 18

“The LORD, your God, carried you, as a man carries his child, all along your journey until you arrived at this place” (Deuteronomy 1:31).

I am not here by accident.  I am here in this place by divine appointment.

(A prayer of Solomon:)  “O LORD, my God . . . .  May your eyes watch night and day over this temple, the place where you have decreed you shall be honored; . . . heed the prayer which I, your servant, offer in this place” (I Kings 8:28-9).
                                
Since God is everywhere equally present, whenever I turn my attention to the presence of the Good, I dwell in the House of the Lord.

“And I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts . . . .  Greater will be the future glory of this house than the former, says the LORD of hosts; And in this place I will give you peace, says the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:7-9).

Gathered here with my friends in prayer, my heart is in a holy place.

“Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not” (Genesis 28:16, King James Version).

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place!

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