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Now And Forever More

I was not planning on publishing a post today but when I woke up yesterday this Psalm was on my mind.

Merriam Webster defines Song of Ascents as –

“any one of 15 psalms in the series Ps 120 to 134 sung by Hebrew pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem or possibly while ascending Mount Zion or the steps of the Temple. — called also Gradual PsalmPilgrim PsalmPsalm of Ascents

One of the definitions of Ascents is “the act of rising or mounting upward”, “an upward slope or rising grade”, “the degree of elevation”

Trinity Site – White Sands Missile Range

Psalm 121 – A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121 (New International Version)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Where Your Help Comes From – A (Mostly) Picture Post

Last Saturday my friend Ferree Hardy posted Psalm 121 on her site, WidowsChristianPlace.com.  

Her post inspired me to focus on the first two verses:

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

Your help comes from the Lord, Maker of…

"Soda Dam" - New Mexico 1992

“Soda Dam” – New Mexico 1992

and of..

Supermoon 2012

Supermoon 2012

 

and of…

Bees and Dandelions

Bees and Dandelions

and of…

Peonies

Peonies

and of..

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers

and of…

Smiling Faces

Smiling Faces

 

 Yes, that is where your help comes from – the Maker of all the above and so much more. 

What will you joyfully lift up your eyes to seek help for?