Listen to today’s devo!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.” (Ps. 122:6–7)

We usually spent our vacations at my childhood home with my mom. We didn’t need to plan for food or a place to stay. The house had plenty of room, and the farm provided fields, woods, and special memories. Boardgames replaced the internet. We left our burdens behind. There was a security and a peace here, like a welcoming home with no expectations to fulfill.

Psalm 122 is supported by many verses, including Psalm 125:2: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.” Jerusalem was King David’s home, the location of the temple, and the city where Jesus died and rose. The Bible also talks about the coming of a New Jerusalem. Jerusalem is home, where all believers will worship the Prince of Peace, the one who died that we might live. It will be more than a momentary vacation.

Jesus promised in John 14:2, “My Father’s house has many rooms. . . . I am going there to prepare a place for you.” We have a home waiting for us where the Lord will be. It will be free of burdens and sin. Have you decided to join Jesus’ family? Have you told others about this glorious inheritance? You don’t need a reservation; you just have to believe in the one who is love and truth, our Savior and Lord.

Believe and come; you don’t need a reservation.

Dale Witowski is a lay pastor, sanctuary steward, missions’ director, and Sunday school teacher at Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church (NY). She is also an artist and a poet.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.