Saturday, April 24, 2010

Praying the Psalms-Fifteen











"Lord, who may go and find refuge and shelter in your tabernacle up on your holy hill?"

Golden case behind the altar
holding the body of my Lord
Reverenced with bent knee,
bent head, bent elbow crossing self

Out of the reach of my hands
but never out of reach of my soul
for it flies to the tabernacle
and loses itself in Jesus

Oh to stay here in this holy place
to forget myself and my life
to live only for you
with prayers and adoration
at every moment

It is my greatest joy
to carry You within myself

to know that although your tabernacle
may be out of my reach
your love is always near
as close as the next beat of my heart
and the next breath from my lungs

You live within me
I am Your tabernacle
and one day
I will join You on your holy hill
for all eternity

Join Jenny at Just a Minute in Praying the Psalms

5 comments:

  1. Anne, your reflection is beautiful. As Saint Augustine said, Scripture has many layers of meanings. I'm such a Mama's boy, therefore, I tend to think of Our Blessed Mother as the Tabernacle, especially when the requirements for dwelling in this Tabernacle are given to us in this Psalm: being without blemish, working justice, speaking truth from the heart, no deceit in the tongue, etc. Only Jesus fulfills these requirements one-hundered percent of the time. Thus, He dwelled in God's Tabernacle. But that Tabernacle (Mary) waits for us to approach her, that she may teach us the ways of Her Son. But Anne, your words clearly come from a heart where Jesus loves to dwell, to rest upon. Fabulous!

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  2. What a beautiful reflection, Anne! You might enjoy a Bible study I recently finished by Beth Moore called A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place. It was about God's Dwelling Places (Heaven, the Tabernacle and now us.)

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  3. It is my greatest joy
    to carry You within myself


    I will take these words with me as I receive Him.

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  4. "...your love is always near
    as close as the next beat of my heart
    and the next breath from my lungs"

    oh, so true and what a gift that we know that!

    Beautiful reflection.

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  5. It is my greatest joy to carry you within myself....these words bring such peace. This reflection is so beautiful Anne. Thank you

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