I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together. To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.” For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, “Peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good. (Psalm 122, NRSV)
When I read this Psalm I instantly thought of Big House by Audio Adrenaline. So I went looking for a picture of God’s Big House.
Google it if you want, but to find a picture of God’s Big House that isn’t a church is not difficult, but the other options I got on that search were football stadiums. Which is a place where worship happens, but not always of God.
I found a picture of Solomon’s Temple, which is above and on the right. It is God’s house as prescribed in God’s written word to His chosen people. But is this the house we are all going to? It was destroyed around 72 CE.
So where is or what does the House of the Lord look like?
Well according to Audio Adrenaline it is a big big house with lots and lots of room. There is plenty of room for all of us at the dining room table and there is a big yard where we can play football.
It is a wonderful place that we will all be filled with joy to go to.