(New Living Translation)
1 I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. 4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. 6 The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever
We are on our way up to spend the Easter holiday with our daughter, our dear son-in-law and our grandson. I am so excited to see them and to hold on to them and spend time catching up with them.
My hubby suggested we take a meandering trip up to visit them this time. It seems an odd time to do this since we are in the process of moving and finding a new place to live. At first, I balked, insisting there was too much to do and it was nonsense to spend money when so much of it would be going out of our pockets soon with moving.
Hubby stood his ground. He quietly said he thought we should go. He figured out a route that was not direct. We ventured to the mountains for our first evening. Obviously, I agreed with him on the trip. I say this, since he didn’t bind and gag me to get me here.
I shared the psalm above as this has gone through my mind most of the day. It is a psalm I love. Mostly because it talks of mountains, which I love.
Halfway through our trip today, hubby pointed ahead of us and said, “That is where we are going.” Ahead of us, in the distance were mountains. I knew this was our destination. I forgot how mountains affect me. I love mountains. I love how they calm my spirit.
I realized halfway here that there was a smile on my face. I couldn’t help myself. It just appeared. It grew when the snow flurries started. I needed this time. I feel rested. It is a break from the necessary. It is a respite. I will go back refreshed. I am so grateful for a man who sees what I fail to recognize. He is a gift from our Lord. Yes, he is frustrating and nerve-wracking at times, but he is my special gift from the Creator of all gifts. Tonight, I am thankful and I wanted to share this with you all.
Thanks for stopping by. DAF