Peace and Unity in “the Cabin”

A few years ago I recall during my time of “coffee with the Lord” at the cabin, while my wife Sharon was having her devotions upstairs, she called out to me and said, “Honey, you know what?  We need to have Psalm 133 posted as a motto in the cabin!”  At the very time she said that, I was reading the passage for myself… She was right!  Here is what it says…

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!  It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!  It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore!”

Now neither Wes nor I (nor our spouses) anticipate a problem – we are not only brothers, we are the best of friends!  But I am sure there will be differences of opinion sooner-or-later that will arise.  We’ll have to guard ourselves so that those things never become a problem.  We’ll need to defer to one another and practice “give-and-take” for the arrangement to work.  Love for one another must rule!  We want the “goodness and pleasantness” of unity to be felt in our cabin.  We want our summer place of “get-away” to be a place where the “anointing of the Holy Spirit” (i.e. the “oil” spoken of in the passage) can be sensed.  We want our cabin to be a place of “blessing” (perhaps intended by the imagery of “the dew of Hermon” in the psalm).

And you know what?  I really believe the message of Psalm 133 needs to be fulfilled EVERYWHERE!  In every Bible-believing church… In every family… in every home… and in every marriage!  Don’t you?!  Let’s depend on God to help us with that… Let’s cooperate with Him to make it a blessed reality!  Eh?

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