READ : Psalm 121:1-8
“I lift up my eyes to the hills . . . where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (v. 1)
The person who wrote Psalm 121 is not known, but it is thought that he was a pilgrim traveling through the lonely country on the way to Jerusalem. Jerusalem was surrounded by many hills, and as the Psalmist lifted his eyes to them, he was reminded of Jehovah, the God of Israel, the Creator. So he asks this question: “Where does my help come from?” He answers, “My help comes from the Lord. He made heaven and earth.”
We also have mountains and hills surrounding us and wherever we go, we are reminded of God as our Creator and Lord. In the spring, we marvel anew at the buds and green leaves opening and springing forth. This new life reminds us of the Easter story, for in winter everything seems dead and in the spring everything comes back to life.
So it was with our Lord; He died on a cross for us so that some day we will have new life with Him. This earth is beautiful, but it does not compare with the glory we will some day share in heaven with Him.
Thank You, dear Lord, for the beauty of this earth and for preparing a place of glorious beauty for us in heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.