Psalms 122:1-9 A song of ascents. Of David. I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
The journey onwards and upwards continues. New groups join the main procession and swell its numbers. They share a common goal – to go up to the House (Home) of the Lord. They share a common purpose – PEACE in God’s House; praying for peace (for Jerusalem). As they talk together they realise that unity and love must prosper “for the sake of my family and friends.” Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
There is a high note of anticipation here. Even though they are on the way, they speak as though they are standing at the gates. This is the way of faith – taking hold of things as yet unseen!