Thank you, thank you for sharing your thoughts and hearts the last few days as we reflected on all we learned as a community during our advent study. What a blessing it has been to read your words!
As we prepare to begin A Fresh Start, our first reading plan of the New Year, let’s turn our heart toward the Lord and rest in His presence and truth.
Today, let’s read Psalm 127:1-2, two little verses with so much to say.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Psalm 127:1-2, ESV
I don’t know about you today, Sisters, but I am building frantically. I am laboring hard. I am staying up late and getting up early and I am oh so anxious. I need this truth today. I need this rest that only our God of grace can give. And I am so thankful He gives it!
Father, build our house. Father, watch over our city. Father, give us sweet sleep, true rest and surpassing peace as we seek you, find you, and trust in you alone. Amen.
Sisters, we are so excited to start our next reading plan with you!
A Fresh Start begins on Monday, January 6. Look for the introductory post on Sunday, January 5.
Meanwhile, join us back here tomorrow as we meditate on more words from the Psalms. May God richly bless you with rest and peace today.