Reflection: April 12, 2024

Psalm 133

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. 

1 How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
2 For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
that was poured over Aaron’s head,
that ran down his beard
and onto the border of his robe.
3 Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
even life everlasting.  (NLT)

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity!

It is like vistas seen from atop a mountain one has climbed…

Or like the stillness of a sunset after a long day’s work.

It is like a shimmering rainbow, breaking through a summer rain. 

When men and women dwell in harmony, the star of Truth appears.”

Psalms for Praying – Nan Merrill

Today we invite you to read through these two versions of Psalm 133. Community is a part of walking the pilgrim’s way. Consider the communities of your past and present. Where have you in the past or might you in the present, see the beauty of God moving in and with your community in unity? Where

Give gratitude for whatever has arisen for you today.