"He Wraps Himself In Light" Daniel Gerhartz
New International Version (NIV)
2 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
I spent some years as a first grade Sunday School teacher. The first quarter of the year was always devoted to the memorization of Psalm 121. I'm not sure who benefited more, my students or myself. I live at the base of a mountain range so this passage often comes to mind as I look out my window. It's been so good to remember over the years, especially in the night hours when sleep is sometimes difficult. I can trust my God who watches over me.
"Jesus, King of Angels" - Fernando Ortega