4th of Easter – The Deeper Desire

Irish SheepWe are told that the deeper or deepest human desire is for God.  I have had a goodly number of moments like that.  On the other side of the scale, there’s been seemingly weeks, months, and years of other than that.  What might it mean to search more attentively for this desire for God?

It hangs in the background, gently, like a weighty, deeply dark blue curtain.  Just there.  Here’s how to notice it:  The Greek, aule, refers to the “fold” part of “sheepfold.”  It also refers to the courts of God!  These two verses in Psalm 84 speak to us implicitly of this desire for God.

Gate, Court of the tabernacle, abode, chamber, Door = aule

John 10:1f           “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

Psalm 84:2            My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Psalm 84:10           For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

Is today a good day to explore?

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