As we enter another day trying to make sense of things in the time of Coronavirus, the focus for today made me think of a song. It is a song based on Psalm 121, one of the Songs of Ascents.
A song of ascent was a Psalm sung by the Hebrew people as they went up to Jerusalem for worship. As they traveled they would sing and remind themselves of who God was, what he had done, and what he had promised. This psalm, in particular, reminds us that regardless of what may be happening around us, God is able to do what he has promised. This psalm is written in the language of covenant and promise. God is active in this psalm. He is doing stuff. And the stuff he is doing should be a comfort and a reminder to us.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (KJV)
Take a couple of minutes and reflect on the beautiful promises of God in this Psalm.