Devotion for March 13, 2014

1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore. (Psalm 121:1-2.7-8)

The words above come from our psalm reading for Sunday, March 16th. It begins with a question: Where will my help come? This question invites us to imagine, perhaps, a person traveling into new places, with new and possible dangers. Where does this traveler’s help come? It comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth, who will protect and keep the traveler all of the days of his/her life.

I invite you to consider these words today, and reflect on the times when you have perhaps asked this same question. How was God present for you at that time? How is the Lord keeping “your going out and your coming in”—your busy and sometimes challenging life, as you travel through your days?

We pray:

Gracious God,

You are our help, our guide, our protector. Thank you for the life you bring us each day. Help us to see you in all that we do, as we go on our way, to new and familiar paths each day. Amen.