LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.–Psalm 90:1
Man’s relationship with God is depicted in many ways—Father and child, King and subject, Shepherd and sheep, etc., but seldom do we ever think of it as it is pictured here. Our text pictures God as our dwelling place, our home. The word “home” is one of the sweetest words in the world. It speaks of a place of love, shelter, safety, companionship, and provision, etc.
Sometimes we use this word to describe how we feel with certain people. In their presence we “feel right at home”, we say. Often we use this word in reference to our family, where we find unconditional love, unending support,etc. That’s the way families should be. I read of one preacher who referred to his church as “The home of the soul”, and I know what he means. A church should function as a family, but even the church is no match for Christ Himself.
The Bible says of the Christian,”..your life is hid with Christ in God”,(Colossians 3:3). What a place to be! Man can find the deepest longing of his soul, the source of his greatest satisfaction that he yearns for only in Christ. It is in personal communion with Him that we find our greatest delight, our fullest joy, and perfect peace. No church, no family, no friend can take the place of Him. Not even heaven itself, without Christ, can afford what we have in Christ. He is our perpetual source of security and satisfaction. Everything we need is rooted in our relationship with Him.