So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.
I find some of the psalms to be so rich. I think of psalms like Psalms 23, 27, 34, 46, 86, 103, 121 and 145. But of all psalms, my favorite would have to be Psalm 63. Where else in the Bible do you find such a passionate heart for God as you do in Psalm 63, especially in the first five or six verses?
Verse 2 is a bit surprising. What does David mean, “I have looked upon you in the sanctuary”? David is in the Judean desert, fleeing for his life from his own son. There is no sanctuary in the desert. Is David referring to the tabernacle back in Jerusalem?
I don’t think so. A sanctuary is a place to meet God and David would have to find a sanctuary in the desert, a private sanctuary beneath the stars, a place where he could meet with his God and worship.
Above all, David was a worshipper. He could not wait to worship. He could not not worship. He would have to find a sanctuary in the desert, a place where he would encounter God, a place to see the power and glory of God.
What about you? Are you a worshipper? Wherever you are, at home, in the car, in an airport, on a golf course, in a hotel room, do you find a sanctuary, a place to worship and pray and sing and listen? Do you seek a place to draw close in holy wonder and meet with your God?