Reflection: March 21, 2024

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.”

El-Shaddai – translated from the Hebrew root word sadday meaning mountain.

Psalm 121 –  A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1I look up to the mountains—
    does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

He will not let you stumble;
    the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
    never slumbers or sleeps.

Today we invite you to lift up your eyes, your face, turn your whole person toward a mountain to meditate with God Almighty – El Shaddai as you read Psalm 121:1-4. If you’re not in a place or space with hills or mountains, turn inward, close your eyes and imagine yourself by a mountain.

Take special notice of what you see.

What comes to your mind and heart as you read through the Psalm?

Give gratitude for what you has come to your awareness with God today.