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Psalm 134 |

We Have Arrived!
Psalms 134

The Psalms of Ascent were originally sung by travelers journeying to Jerusalem for the great feasts. And so, it is appropriate on Easter Sunday that we come to this last Psalm of Ascent which would have been sung by the people arriving in Jerusalem for the Passover Feast.

On Palm Sunday “Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, He went out to Bethany with the Twelve.” (Mark 11:11)

It was Sunday night. The triumphal entry was over. The crowd had dispersed. It was late, but Jesus visited the temple anyways. This was the whole reason why you came to Jerusalem for the feasts. It was to worship God at the temple. The temple may not have been open for business, but it was still open for worship.

Jesus visited the temple at night, and interestingly, Psalm 134 is also an evening psalm. It brings us into the temple at night when the priests and Levites are still offering up praise and worship to the Lord. It reminds us that every day we are on a journey with God. And whether
our destination is a place of worship, as the Temple or today as a Church; or our ultimate destination of heaven, we want to “Bless God in Praise and we want to Be Blessed of God.” -- BLESSING AND BLESSED!

“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
Psalm 113:3