3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.
4 That is where the tribes go up — the tribes of the Lord —
to praise the name of the Lord according to the statute given to Israel.
5 There stand the thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Psalm 122:3-5
Reading this short passage you get a sense of urgency and expectancy. The tribes were eager to praise the Lord in Jerusalem. The tribes could have worshiped where they were living, and they probably did. Going into Jerusalem, though, was special.
We find ourselves in similar circumstances. We can worship God at home or anywhere else for that matter. When we gather together with Believers each week, though, it’s a special occasion. It’s a cause for celebration because we are in the midst of kindred spirits.
Today as you prepare to go to church, remember that you are not alone in your battles and struggles. The people you sit beside during your worship services are there for a reason. You’re there for a reason. Reach out to them and ask them how they’re really doing. That person may not have it as together as you think they do. And they’d be surprised that you don’t have it as together as they think you do.
It all started because you took the time to go the the House of the Lord with other Believers.