Tuesday, May 15, 2012
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go,
both now and forever.
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem
Notes: Beyond old Israel and Jerusalem this psalm promises divine help for the people of God. What was true in days gone by is even more true now that the true Israel has come and is in the process of gathering his people to himself. He is the great shepherd of the sheep and he will deliver them from all trouble.