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Friday, December 6, 2013

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Imagine yourself a pilgrim journeying towards Jerusalem, going to celebrate one of the feasts.   From afar, you catch sight of the “holy hill,” the place where the glorious Temple stands (let us pretend the current king is not David.) For you, a weary traveler, keeping your eyes lifted towards the Temple represents keeping your eyes lifted to the One who lifts your head.  The One who keeps you focused, the One who helps you stay on course, the One who keeps you journeying on even when the road is tough.

For a traveler in Bible times, the journey would be rough, the roads rocky and dusty and at times dangerous.   Keeping their eyes on the Lord and trusting His protection was not only a benefit but a necessity to these weary travelers.
Not only would the heat of the day be stifling, but the terror of the night would be exhausting.  Ancient cultures believed that the light given off from the moon was harmful, thus the term lunatic was coined--one it was believed who had

“too much exposure” to the moon’s rays. 

What comfort does this verse bring to you, sweet pilgrim friend, as we journey through this life towards our eternal home?  The Lord will watch over your coming and going, not just for now, not just in the future.  He WILL watch over your life . . . both now and even forever!

 

Cindy Nash
Wife, Mother, Nurse
Collegedale, Tennessee