Psalm 55

Psalm 55 was part of Morning and Evening Prayer today. This morning I was struck by these verses:

And I said: ‘O that I had wings like a dove, ♦
for then would I fly away and be at rest.
‘Then would I flee far away ♦
and make my lodging in the wilderness.
‘I would make haste to escape ♦
from the stormy wind and tempest.’

Psalm 55:7-9

I often want to escape. I am never sure if I have faith or just a very strong desire to escape. Maybe a better way to put it is that I am not sure whether I have a vocation or a strong desire to escape?!

So I identify with the above verses. Indeed I would like to be a dove that flys into the wilderness and is never heard from again. And that urge is so strong sometimes. But is it the wilderness that I want to escape to? Or is it into Jesus that I want to escape?

One thought on “Psalm 55

  1. As you’ll already know from Jesus, you always find God in the wilderness.

    On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 6:24 PM, The Anchorite with the Kierkegaard Tattoo wrote:

    > An Anchorite posted: ” Psalm 55 was part of Morning and Evening Prayer > today. This morning I was struck by these verses: And I said: ‘O that I had > wings like a dove, [image: ♦]for then would I fly away and be at > rest.‘Then would I flee far away [image: ♦]and make my lodging in the > wilderness” >

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