Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lift Your Eyes Unto the Hills


I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 
     from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, 
     which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: 
     he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel 
     shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: 
     the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, 
     nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: 
     he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out 
     and thy coming in from this time forth, 
     and even for evermore.
Psalm 121

We all travel at some points in our lives, and a prayer for when we travel is important to be sure God knows we want His hand in our vacation, trip or in any journey in which we travel. We all may be good enough in our driving, much aware that there are important travel safety tips we can follow to protect ourselves away from home, but one of the most important is to pray for God to be with us. 

Life itself is often a challenging, dangerous journey, with no clear idea what is over the hill in front of you.  You "lift your eyes unto the hills" and ask from where will help come.  We will all need help and courage in getting over those hills and this can only be fulfilled with the grace of God. 

Only The Lord can direct the steps and can provide peace throughout the trip. I know whenever I am away from home there are some people back home praying the whole time for my return. For all of my family members, relatives and friends I would express my humble thanks, and request to pray for my journey of life as well. One thing I have gotten to know is the point that no matter where you go and whatever you might experience, God is always their watching over you.  May God watch over me this week, and may he watch over all of us in our travels through life.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's another great song that deals with the issues you raise in this post. It's called "Thank You God."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5qfmUlAo7Q

EthanJM said...

You'll be in my prayers this week while you are on your cruise that you are safe and have fun. Have a great vacation.

the cajun said...

I cannot ever read this psalm without hearing Alan Titus singing it in Bernstein's MASS. It always gives me chills.