06/03/19: Acts 1:1-26; Psalm 121:1-8; Proverbs 16:18
We have three powerful messages in today’s readings — the warning in Proverbs concerning “pride” and the history regarding Jesus’s ascension in Acts. But I am always overwhelmed by the message from Psalm 121 (one of my favorites) and can add nothing to the reassurance these inspired words offer:
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
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.