A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
What a beautiful psalm this is, blessings from our Lord!
A dear friend always refers to sweet things from our Lord as "love notes" from Him. Yesterday, after some time together at the store, hubby, the boys and I were sitting in the car as I fed the baby before our ride home. A thunderstorm passed by and just as amazing as that, we look over to see the most beautiful rainbow. The colors became more vibrant as we watched it grow into a full arch and then adding to His precious love note a second rainbow appeared over the first. It wasn't as bright as the first but it was most surely there. Staring at it I truly realized what a gift I was seeing. There in front of me was God's creation, pure and simple. It wasn't anything painted or created by a man, but the true colors as created by our most precious Father, vibrant, alive and real. The boys spoke of how it was created and yes, we do know why it was happening but we discussed that God is a God of order and He blesses us by inviting us to know the "why's" of certain things. This rainbow wasn't just a "scientific" happening, it was a sign from our Lord He created for Noah thousands of years ago... and for us today...a precious love note of His awesomeness...
Praying you'll look at all of His creation around you today...the sweet smiles or even crying eyes of your little ones, the hands of your hubby, the voice of your neighbor, the bird singing above, the simple blade of grass growing underfoot, the moment of quiet, fragrance of the blooming flower...see the love notes He has created for you, His awesome love, grace and goodness...