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Written by Prabhudas Koshy   
Sunday, 05 February 2017

Psalm 84:3
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

Here we have a beautiful poem or song in which a godly man talks about his joy and enthusiasm of being in God’s house. To express his feelings for God’s house, he uses two birds that he found making nests in God’s house. The birds were a sparrow and a swallow. These little birds made their nests on the altars in God’s house. The psalmist was so amazed to see how these two birds happily found rest in God’s house.

The sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself. These little birds, by the instinct and direction of nature, make nests for themselves in houses, while other birds do so in the woods. These little birds find a safe place for their own rest and also to lay their young.

The psalmist, being stirred by the scene of the birds making nests in God’s house, quickly burst into a beautiful song to talk about his desire to be in God’s house to worship, pray and serve God. He would rather live in God’s house than in places where sin and trouble would destroy his soul.

How about you, children? Where do you love to have your activities? Do not wander away into the world of sin. Stay close to the church and participate in the church activities.

The worship, fellowship and ministries of the church are designed to protect and nurture our souls. May you all grow in the love and goodness of the Lord’s house, even the church.

Prabhudas Koshy