Kyle Olson, Technical Director
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Welcome to Elmhurst CRC's daily dose of the word of God. It's Wednesday, November 30th, and Sunday's coming. This is Kyle Olson, and I'll be reading from The Voice translation of Psalm 122. A Song of David for those journeying to worship.
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I was so happy when my fellow pilgrims said, “Let’s go to the house of the Eternal!” We have made the journey, and now we are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem! What a magnificent city! Buildings so close together, so compact. God’s people belong here. Every tribe of the Eternal makes its way to Jerusalem— Just as God decreed for Israel to come together and give thanks to the Eternal. In Jerusalem, justice is the order of the day because there sit the judges and kings, the descendants of David. Ask heaven to grant peace to Jerusalem: “May those who love you prosper. O Jerusalem, may His peace fill this entire city! May this citadel be quiet and at ease!” It’s because of people—my family, friends, and acquaintances— that I say, “May peace permeate you.” And because the house of Eternal One, our God, is here, know this: I will always seek your good!
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Let's pray. Lord, thank you for your word. Thank you for your promises. Thank you for your mercy. Thank you for the city of Jerusalem that holds such significance in our history. And thank you for the city Jerusalem, that holds such promise in a new creation. We thank you for that. Help us to permeate peace and to always seek good in your name. Amen.