One thing I have desired of the Lord , That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord , And to inquire in His temple.
Psalms 27:4 NKJV
“The chuppah is a tapestry attached to the tops of four poles. The word chuppah means covering or protection, and is intended as a roof or covering for the bride and groom at their wedding.
The chuppah is not merely a charming folk custom, a ceremonial object carried over from a primitive past. It serves a definite, though complicated, legal purpose: It is the decisive act that formally permits the couple’s new status of marriage to be actualized, and it is the legal conclusion of the marriage process that began with betrothal.
Chuppah symbolizes the groom’s home, and the bride’s new domain. More specifically, the chuppah symbolizes the bridal chamber, where the marital act was consummated in ancient times.”
Yes, our baptism in Christ is our chuppah, it is our covering that allows us to enter into and dwell in the house of the Lord. It is this simple but beautiful transition from our old life to our new life that allows us to gaze upon the beauty of the Word of God, to get to seek Him, find Him, and know Him personally in prayer and in our daily lives.
And is there any better place to dwell than in the shelter of His tabernacle set upon the solid foundation of Christ?
In our lives today, let us dwell with the Lord and find comfort in His faithfulness, His righteousness, His mercy, His love. Lord, come live with us and walk with us today. Even as we plan our steps, let them be established and set firm upon the way by the Lord. Don’t let us turn aside to other distractions. Don’t let the enemy steal away the joy and purpose that the Lord has for us today. Let us dwell with the Lord continually, without ceasing. Amen.