Psa. 121:0 A Song of Ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
Psa. 121:3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa. 121:5 The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
Psa. 121:7 The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The LORD will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.
It’s one of my favorite Psalms! The Psalmist looks up to the hills surrounding Jerusalem and they are filled with idols and he knows that they are not the source of his strength. His help comes from the LORD, the one who is above every idol, who is the very one who made the hills. This Lord is the one who goes with you through all of life, sustaining and providing.
This has been a wonderful week with denominational meetings in Kansas City. We have been blessed and moved by the presence of the Holy Spirit and enjoyed fellowship with family and friends. At the same time I am drawn back to this, my favorite Psalm, for the time is also exhausting.
We must never allow the things that surround us, even if they are good to keep us from lifting our eyes up to the Lord, the One who is our helper! He is our sustainer and the one who delivers.
Thanks be to God!
Lord, thank you for your help, strength and sustaining power in our lives. Amen.