Tehillim One Hundred and Thirty-Two: Home

“This is My resting place forever; here I shall dwell for I desired it (Psalms 132:14).” What I love about this verse is that while it’s very esoteric, being a description of why God chose Israel and Jerusalem, it feels very personal by describing them as a resting place. I moved recently, and have been thinking about what a home means. For me, it represents an almost sanctuary, a place of comfort, rest, and safety. If we’re made in God’s image, it stands to reason that just like us, He needs a place to call home as well, and to feel totally Himself and secure in that space.