Sometimes a phrase keeps washing over me long after the band has finished playing a song. Today is one of those days. For communion Beth chose One Thing, and it hasn’t stopped playing in my head.
I was able to shoot some video this morning. Watching people come forward to humbly and reverently take communion was serene. People from all ages, ethnicities, social status, whatever, they all came. Many kneeled and prayed.
The song is probably based on Psalm 27, one of King David’s songs, though the theme is repeated elsewhere in the Bible. It a psalm where King David prays with great confidence that the Lord will deliver him from those who conspire against him. Confidence not arrogance. Faith not pride. When I think about the minor problems I face compared to David I’m a bit embarrassed. If he had the courage, rather, the absolute faith to write such words in the face of real enemies, real threats to his life and those he loved, I need to come to grips with the reality that God is the One Thing that I need.
As David did many years ago, we have the chance to sing these words:
One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
Perhaps more words will come tomorrow. For now, the video speaks for me.
One Thing, by Pat Barrett And Kirby Kaple © 2014 Housefires. Barrett Daddy Music (Ascap) And Kirby Kaple (Kirby@Gfc.Tv) www.HouseFiresMusic.com