Flip through your Bible next chance you get, looking for Psalm 134. At only 3 verses, if you’re not looking for it, you’ll pass right over it unnoticed on your way to the oft quoted verses in Psalm 135– like driving through a tiny little ‘wide-spot-in-the-road’ burg on your way to somewhere else that seems more important.
But every word of the Scripture is placed there for a reason… and not as a stepping stone or filler until the next quotable passage. And if you’re at a place in life where it feels like no one sees you, no one recognizes your efforts, where your job is to make life better for someone or something that seems more important… then take note of Psalm 134. I think God wrote it for you.
1 Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD
who minister by night in the house of the LORD.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary
and praise the LORD.
3 May the LORD bless you from Zion,
he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.
These words were directed to the night shift staff in the sanctuary, when nothing significant was happening. After all, the real important stuff took place during the day, with more experienced ministers. Yet, admonition and blessing is spoken over these late night pastors, and it’s the same for you, too… it’s first a reminder that the work you do, though unnoticed by many, is still a holy worship to God, and then in verse 3, God the creator speaks blessing over you to tell you He sees you and values you, in your quiet corner of life, faithfully fulfilling the calling He’s given you.