After last Sunday's introduction to the Psalms, we are now diving into some of those beautiful texts by reflecting upon Psalm 84. The unknown author begins his writing with powerful expressions of longing. “My soul longs, indeed it faints.” All human beings can identify with the experience of longing for that which we don’t currently experience or possess. We long for people, places and experiences, some are attainable and some seem, to our frustration, not to be. In his book, Confessions, Augustine famously wrote about his understanding of human longings for God; “Our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” Might there be a priority of longing that is inescapably bound up within our human nature? Might we hope to find a place of satisfaction in God which will bring us the experience of peace that we long for?
Scripture References: Psalms 84:1-12