Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Looking Up

I just did a quick search of past blog posts and found a number of entries under Psalm 121.  Well here's another one.  I find in July that I am truly living in one of the most beautiful places on earth; and, if the tourists that descend on our town are any indication, I'm not the only one who feels that way.  I'd have to go around town with my eyes closed not to see the splendor the the mountains that rise up behind this little city between the mountains and the sea.   I only have to lift up my eyes to be reminded of the promises in this great Psalm, and I am comforted.  I am thankful for the years of teaching first grade Sunday School, too, with the required memorization of the passage in it's curriculum.  I pray that my former students are still lifting their eyes and remembering it also.  
Psalm 121 New International Version (NIV)
Psalm 121
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 Lift My Eyes Up (Psalm 121) - Brian Doerksen 

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