Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
When people walk or march together they often sing or chant familiar lines. This often helps to set the rhythm or pace of the walk. Sometimes it helps the travelers stay focused on the journey's end, especially when the song or lines speak about what awaits them.
This is the case with Psalm 121. It was spoken by pilgrims as they made their way up to Jerusalem. The holy city sat on one of the highest points in the land. The temple, where the worship, praise, and sacrifices took place, was in Jerusalem and was also called Mount Zion. As people journeyed up to the temple, their eyes were drawn to the long climb ahead of them. They used this time to prepare their hearts for God.
Spiritually, we also have a hard, difficult journey. Because of sin, we are weak and unable to walk the wearisome way. God knew, however, that the climb was too much for us, so He came down to us. He then climbed the rough road that went up the hill to the cross. We now journey with Jesus, knowing that our help has come. It came from the hills, the hill of Calvary.
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