Psalm 121 is a short Psalm. It is only eight verses long, and titled the Lord My Guardian. It is a song. Let me sing it to you, shhhh……
“I raise my eyes toward the mountains. From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. God will not allow your foot to slip; your guardian does not sleep. Truly, the guardian of Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord is your guardian; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. By day the sun cannot harm you, nor the moon by night. The Lord will guard you from all evil, will always guard your life. The Lord will guard your coming and going both now and forever.”
Isn’t that a beautiful song? It requires a deep understanding that the protection being afforded here is not based on the physical but on the spiritual. Jesus spent a lot of time trying to get us to understand that our relationship with God is not only physical, but spiritual. So much so, that God would allow the body to die in order to save something of much more value to him…our souls. Understand that those who have faith can cross that border not only in spirit, but in body. Jesus showed us this through his many miracles. He spent time on this because it’s something that’s important to us, but he also wanted us to realize that there is something much more powerful in our lives…and that’s our guardian. If we trust in the words of this song, the Lord will help us to realize that He guards us always…even in death, and that even death cannot harm us.
Until next time…please rely on the Lord regularly…luv ya! Deacon Phil