Psalm 124: Like a mouse
Like a mouse in the claws of a hawk
or a kiwi attacked by a stoat
or a deer with one leg in a gin trap
I am trapped, and terrified!
Like a child swept away in a swollen river
forces much bigger than me
threaten and attack me.
Even in our comfortable, predictable lives
anger and fear still bully us
and steal our peace.
And do you know the most powerful thing we can do?
Declare that God is on my side,
remember that God has already saved us
over and over and over again.
Yes, God is for us!
Yes, the maker of heaven and earth
is on your side!
Everything that is good in life
is a priceless gift from God
won for us through Christ.
Like a fantail who flits easily away from the cat’s lunge
so we dance our way out of evil’s reach
for we are free, we are protected, we are safe
in the name of the Lord, who’s on our side!
Psalm 124: If it wasn’t for God
(Call to Worship, in 2 voices)
If it wasn’t for God
we’d be a wreck!
If God wasn’t on our side
we’d be wiped out by our enemies.
If God had not been there for us
anger and fear would have swept us away.
If Christ had not saved us
we would be totally lost.
Thank you, thank you Lord
for you rescued us from the trap we were snared in.
Our help is in the name of the Lord
who made heaven and earth
and is on our side!