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Psalm 121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?
I grew up under the impression that this verse was about geography. And, okay, it’s true that hiking in the woods and drinking in the beautiful vistas is good for the soul. But another reading of the psalm, as translated in The Book of Common Prayer, reveals a question mark, and the sentiment becomes less sentimental.
As an adult, I have spent considerable time staring off into the distance, wondering from where my help is to come. Serendipitously, the answer to this question is in the very next line: My help comes from the Lord. Help comes—not from the hills—but from the One who made them.
MOVING FORWARD: Commit Psalm 121 to memory this week.