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Psalm 84:1-7

Proper 25C

In the Calvin Seminary Chapel above and behind the pulpit area is a large clear-glass window with a cross in the center.  A few years ago during a May Term preaching class in the chapel, we all noticed that a large Horned Owl had made a nest in the uppermost window pane near the top…

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Psalm 84

Proper 16B

Did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus sing this psalm on their way to Jerusalem that year when Jesus turned 12?  Psalm 84 is a Song of Ascent, a pilgrimage song.  Like most such psalms it was meant to bolster the determination and the energy and the enthusiasm for Jerusalem-bound travelers heading to the Holy City for…

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Psalm 84:1-7

Proper 25C

For the Jews who composed and sang Psalm 84 (the Sons of Korah according to the superscription), the Temple was the first place you would go to find God. For many modern folks, including some Christians, a church building is the last place you would expect an encounter with God. Psalm 84 is filled with…

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Psalm 84

Proper 16B

In Psalm 84 the poet expresses her love for God’s “dwelling place.”  In fact, her longing to be “in God’s courts” is so deep that she insists that it fills her soul, heart and flesh, in other words, her whole being. While David had wanted to build a dwelling place for the Lord, God had…

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