“Missing God”

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.

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God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts. So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory. (Psalm 63:1–2 The Message)

David spent more than a few days in the desert wilderness of the land of Judah.  He knew what it was to anxiously long to get to that next oasis, that next place of water

Are there things in your life that you’re missing right now?  I would imagine that three months of staying at home and social distancing have made us long for more than a few things.  I would love to take my granddaughter to Disneyland and ride Dumbo.  I’d love to visit the movie theater, popcorn in my lap, sitting next to my honey, and watching a good movie. And don’t get me started on baseball.  Will we ever get to see Mike Trout hit a baseball in person?

David was acquainted with the thirst of “missing” things. He recognized the hunger in his own heart for the presence of God. We associate the “place of worship” with being together in the sanctuary, singing songs of worship, and listening to God’s word.  Many of us are missing that very thing. Yet Jesus said the actual “place of worship” is really in our heart (John 4:23-24). Are you “missing” God?  Did you know He misses you too?  Take time today do draw near to Him.