“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.”
Psalm 46: 4
I often turn to this Psalm. There are so many famous verses within it, and yet placed all together, the 11 verses are even more powerful. But what exactly is this river that makes the city glad?
Well if you think of a city, there are people that live there. And yet there is something very unique about this city because it is holy and God lives there. Historically this was probably talking about Jerusalem, but I think it goes beyond that, and what about today……right now?
Where does God dwell right now? Isn’t He with you and I? He is with His people! So, my friends I think that those who follow God are the city, here on earth today. And what makes us glad is not a what…….but God Himself! Hallelujah!
The river is God Himself, His presence with us as we seek Him! I’m so glad He is real, and with us. He is right here with you and I right now! He strengthens us, encourages us, and yes even makes us glad!
The River not only is for refreshing us though. The River brings life to us! This is shared with us again and again in the beautiful poetic language of the Psalms. Hallelujah!
Ain’t God amazing?!!
Heavenly Father thank you for the beautiful verses of Psalm 46. We praise You Our God, and thank You, that You bring life to us as we follow you. Strengthen us, continue to be with us with Your presence. You are indeed The River, Our River.
Amen and amen! Hallelujah (which means praise be to God)!
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