August 23, 2021
God, Our Protector
Today, I want to highlight a different translation of this familiar Psalm. This is from The Voice translation:
A song for those journeying to worship.
1 I look up at the vast size of the mountains—
from where will my help come in times of trouble?
2 The Eternal Creator of heaven and earth and these mountains
will send the help I need.
3 He holds you firmly in place;
He will not let you fall.
He who keeps you will never take His eyes off you and never drift off to sleep.
4 What a relief! The One who watches over Israel
never leaves for rest or sleep.
5 The Eternal keeps you safe,
so close to Him that His shadow is a cooling shade to you.
6 Neither bright light of sun
nor dim light of moon will harm you.
7 The Eternal will keep you safe
from all of life’s evils,
8 From your first breath to the last breath you breathe,
from this day and forever.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- What is God protecting you from?
- Do you trust God? Why or why not?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- Why do you think we get scared? What scares you?
- Who would you look to if you were scared?
Lord, you are our protector. May it be ever so. Amen.