I love Psalm 121.

When I first learned to drive, in the pre-GPS, pre-Thomas Guide days (all we had were those maps from AAA, you  know, the ones that are impossible to refold), I was taught that if I am lost, look for the mountains – the mountains are north. We lived against the foothills in Pasadena, so if I just head towards the mountains, I will eventually see something familiar near home.

Whenever I see mountains anywhere, I think of Psalm 121.

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121 is a picture of a personal God. He is not only the awesome Creator,

but also one who reaches down to where where we live –

“The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in”;

… where we walk –

“He will not allow your foot to slip”;

… where we work in the day –

“The sun will not smite you by day”;

…where we sleep –

“Nor the moon by night”;

…where we struggle –

“The LORD will protect you from all evil”.

He is faithful and committed to us –

“From this time forth and forever.”

Whenever I look at the mountains, I think of God’s love for me.

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