Psalm 121: The Bodyguard
I lift my eyes to the hills
What am I hoping for?
Gandalf charging an army down the hill
with the rising sun at this heels
to slay all my troubles!?
The one who watches over you
will not let you stumble
So why is my toe stubbed
and my heart bruised?
The sun will not strike you by day
but wear your sunblock
and watch out for melanoma.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
Is this my fantasy?
A Bodyguard God
a Helicopter Parent God
a Bubble-Wrap God?
Doesn’t sound like my God
Doesn’t sound like my life
or Peter’s, or Paul’s –
“always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.”
(2 Corinthians 4:10)
Psalm 121: I lift my eyes to the hills
I lift my eyes to the hills;
who is coming to help me?
The Lord! Jesus has come to help me!
He is right here, all the time.
Every step I take is a step with him.
He has promised to take care of me,
and he never sleeps on the job!
The Lord will keep you safe.
The Lord will keep your going out
and your coming in
from now on and always and always.