For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
I recently started journaling my way through another New Testament letter. I thank God for these letters. I thank God for the invention of written messages. I thank God for the gift of speech and the invention of written languages.
I thank God for the string of inventions that have made writing possible—charcoal on cave walls, styluses on cuneiform tablets, ink on paper, moveable type, crayons and construction paper, the keyboard and computer monitor. Not only that, but I thank God for other forms of written language—everything from printed t-shirts to sky-writing of the sort we saw in Orlando a couple weeks ago: