APRIL 9

 

Read | Psalm 116

 

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Respond | Ian Graham

In these days of quarantine, when our eyes are drawn down towards screens and towards our situations, Psalm 121 invites us to lift our eyes. What we find is that God is safeguarding our lives in every moment—waking, sleeping, day, and night. He made the world in the beginning and he is vigilant in the present as he cares and secures our future forevermore. Or in the language of Easter: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

 

Practice: Look at the sunrise today. As night descends upon the world, remind yourself of the opening lines of this Psalm- I lift my eyes, from where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth.

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