Psalm 48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
Have you ever been in church service and watched kids who were day dreaming? You know how it goes: they get this glazed look over their eyes and began to look into deep space while sitting in a pew. Any observant parent notices this in his child and can pinch them back into the attention-sphere. Have you ever considered what it was they were thinking about? Is it playing, or TV, or their friends?
I also know that the kids are not the only ones who need to be pinched back into the attention-sphere. Moms and dads do a lot of thinking in church. For them, it is of work, naps and things left undone.
In our verse today, the Psalmist says on his trips to the house of God for worship, “We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.” I know there is a lot of thinking that goes on in our churches today but is it of HIS lovingkindness or our own labors?
How about on the next trip to the house of God you take a few minutes before, during and after the service to force your thoughts to linger on the lovingkindness of God?