Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 121:1,2: “I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord.”
This verse is from one of the psalms the pilgrims would sing as they neared Jerusalem. The psalm speaks of the pilgrims’ travels and the physical dangers along the way. But the pilgrims trust the Keeper of Israel to guard them on the journey.
We are pilgrims, too, and our journey is towards the City of God, the heavenly Jerusalem. The sun gets fierce at times, the nights long and often fearful, and sometimes we stumble on the road. Evil threatens, but we keep walking.
We ask as they did, ‘Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,” who made heaven and earth. The God of creation, the God of Israel, is our God too. The great I AM is revealed in John’s gospel, Jesus the Christ, Lord of all creation. He is our companion on the road who never falls asleep but vigilantly watches over us. Today on your pilgrim journey, rest in the peace and assurance that the Lord is your keeper.
Please pray with me: Loving Father, always watching over us and guarding our way; give us your peace as we journey towards our home with you. Walk with us, Jesus; show us the way. Comforter Spirit, please encourage us when the journey is hard and fill us with joy. Keep our eyes on you as we approach your heavenly city. Amen.