Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
~Psalm 48 1-2 (NRSV)
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
~1 Corinthians 3:16 (NRSV)
Today in my reading I camped in Psalm 48 for a while. Verses one and two caught my eye. Though this verse talks about Mt. Zion, I am named after another Mountain, Mt. Moriah. As I was thinking about the description of Mt. Zion, 1 Cor. 3:16 came to mind. It felt as though God was giving me a hug and saying “You are my temple, my beautiful daughter, in whom I delight. You are covered by my grace, I see you as lovely, I cherish you.” It’s a reminder I definitely needed. God is awesome.