I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.
Food for Thought:
What a powerful promise of God’s faithfulness to us. God will keep our going out and coming in from this time and forevermore. How have you seen God’s faithfulness in your own life? How have you appreciated God’s presence in your life? Where do you see glimpses of God in this world?
God of amazing compassion, lover of our wayward race, you bring to birth a pilgrim people and call us to be a blessing for ourselves and the entire world. We pray for grace to take your generous gift and step with courage on this holy path, confident in the radiant life that is your plan for us, made known and given in Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.