I have been reading through the Psalms recently. As I finished Psalms 19, which I love, and began reading from Psalms 20, the word “sanctuary” caught my attention:
"May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion!" - Psalms 20:1-2
I wanted to know what sanctuary meant (where is my help coming from?), so looked it up. It comes from the Hebrew word קֹדֶשׁ, or “qodesh”, and means apartness or sacredness. In other words, consecrated! This really got my attention because my name (Lisa) also means consecrated. So if I am interpreting correctly, our help comes from… US! The Christ in US is our strength! The Holy Spirit sanctifies us – sets us apart from this world – throughout our journey in order to be a blessing to others. He is all we need to fill us. As He is revealing more and more of Himself to us and how we are connected to His Body and His power of the Holy Spirit, we see the consecrated body of Christ rising up to give comfort and aid to one another. This is a strong supportive argument on why it is critical for us to stay vitally connected to one another. May the scales fall off our eyes and may our ears become unplugged. We see Him more as we are being consecrated, set apart more and more each day.