“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!” the psalmist proclaims in Psalm 84, one of the psalms of ascent sung by pilgrims making the long journey to the temple in Jerusalem to worship there. “My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God,” he cries out. After 6 long months of being unable to gather for worship in the sanctuary of St Andrew’s because of the covid-19 pandemic, I think we can relate to the feelings expressed in this psalm. While we are able to experience God anywhere, there are certain places that are especially meaningful to us. We too rejoice to be able to worship once again in our special sacred place this Sunday.