Author: James King
Reflection: v. 1, ‘To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul’
This psalm sounds like a beautiful love song: ‘To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul, in you, O Lord, I put my trust. Do not let me be put to shame.’ These are signs of protection, security, and love. To me, that sounds like a beautiful love song, a love story. ‘Make me to know your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths,’ that is an image of love. I feel that kind of love toward God. It is hard out here on these streets. God looks over me when I lay down. I sleep over there in the park across the street [from the church]. It can be so peaceful. There is nobody walking over me all night long. Nobody is all up on me while I sleep. You can hear the birds sing and the crickets singing, too. You can look up at the sky and see all the heavenly stars and see the full moon. It is so peaceful over there, and I know God looks over me. So, yes, I do care for God and I do love him. He means a lot to me, because the Good Lord looks over me and keeps me. Pretty soon I’ll be 65 years old and I’m not taking ten bottles of medication! I only take one bottle that I need, but that’s it! After that, I’m pretty much healthy. I can relate to this psalm, the love in this psalm, very much, because I know God loves me and watches over me.
Prayer Lord, I know that you watch over me always. Thank you.