The One Thing

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord, and to seek him in his temple.” – Psalm 27:4

Do you remember the movie City Slickers? There is a popular scene in the movie where Mitch Robbins (played by Billy Crystal) is riding on horseback through the west and Curly (played by the late Jack Palance) explains to him the secret to life. He says to Mitch, “the secret to life is one thing.” When Mitch asks what the one thing is, Curly responds, “that’s for you to figure out.”

In Psalm 27, the psalmist describes the one thing that we should all crave as children of God: to “dwell in the house of the Lord…gaze on the beauty of the Lord, and to seek him in his temple.” Imagine if we focused our time, energy, money, and resources on this one thing. It can sometimes seem we are pulled in different directions and pursuing many things. How might our life be different if we were to only seek the one thing? Jesus even taught this in Matthew 6:33“seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

This Sunday, we continue our This We Believe series as we talk about the “holy catholic church and the communion of saints.” If you have ever wondered why we say “holy catholic church” in the Apostles’ Creed, or if you want to know more about how the church is supposed to function, then I encourage you to join us for one of our two worship services.

Have a great week and I look forward to being with you in worship on Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 AM!

Grace and Peace,

P.S. Thank you to those who have been reading the Psalms with me this last month. For those who read through Psalms, I hope it was meaningful and inspirational. During the month of October, we will read Proverbs. Since there are 31 days in October and 31 chapters in Proverbs, we will read one chapter each day. I hope you will plan to join us in reading through Proverbs. My weekly e-mail messages will once again correlate with our daily readings.