A Psalm for Pilgrims

Thursday, 31 Dec 2015

Psalm 23 ends with certainty and assurance: 'Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.'"
The Christian life is a journey, not an instantaneous arrival’we are pilgrims, traveling on the way to Zion, looking for the heavenly city that is to come. The book of Hebrews compares the Christian life to those Israelites who wandered through the wilderness, often wondering how much longer it would be before they arrived at the Promised Land. Peter describes the Christian life in the opening of his first Epistle when he calls the elect "exiles." We are no longer in the glory days of Solomon's temple, we are not yet in the new heavens ...

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