"Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end” – Psalm 73:17
Once a week, or maybe more, Christians from around the world gather together in the house of God for fellowship and worship, and then everyone departs to their various places. The sound of voices singing and reading together in harmony is heard no more. The doors are closed, with nothing left inside but the sound of silence.
Asaph, the psalmist was confused about some things he had been noticing, and wanted some answers. He could have just sought the Lord wherever he was, but instead, he went to the sanctuary alone to find answers. In doing so, he was able to gain some insight on those complicated things.
But, this was not all. He not only walked out of the sanctuary with answers, he also walked out with a testimony of how good and profitable it is to draw closer to a Compassionate and Merciful God, even during times of confusing and complicated things.
It’s just something about sitting alone in the sanctuary with God. It is an indescribable experience. No noise, no disturbance, no distraction and no rush. Nothing but silence, peace and the presence of God, so that you can really think about some things. Sometimes that’s what we need to do – to get away from it all so we can really think about some things.
If you need a place to think and sort things out, go to the sanctuary; the house of God. Going to the house of God after hours to sit alone with God is a peaceful, relaxing and comforting experience.
Copyright © by Gale Wilcox
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.