Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
What do the hills really represent in this passage?
I always like looking to the “hills” from my home. To me the mountains in the distance are a reminder of God’s strength and a place of peace and renewal.
When I think about climbing those mountains though I see the question rising, who will help me? Climbing mountains can be arduous and challenging. It can be dangerous, life-risking work. The question becomes more insistent then; from where will my help come?
If the hills represent challenges or trials to overcome, it is comforting to know there is help. Not just help from a knowing and kind person either. My help comes from the Lord! Whatever hill, whatever challenge I have to climb He can overcome it – he created it! He knows it inside and out, every detail of its being.
I can think of no better guide than the Lord. Whatever I face, whatever I go through, he is my help. Thanks be to God!
Thank you for these verses of promise and comfort. Thank you for the beauty of this world. As I climb mountains, go through valleys, or sit on plateaus with you, help me see the beauty in the moments of peace and in the times of struggle. I thank you for your promise to be with me, to help me, and to never let go. I am ready, Lord. Amen.