Reveal | Day 15- March 10 | Psalm 125

Bob Broadbooks
Arriving to pick up his son at daycare, the father found the little boy at play in the middle of a toy-strewn room. Upon seeing Dad, the boy excitedly ran to him. Just then the daycare worker reminded the boy that before he could leave, he had to pick up his toys. The boy burst into tears. He grabbed his dad’s legs and begged, “Don’t leave me, Daddy. Please don’t leave me, Daddy!” Dad picked him up and said, “Son, I didn’t come over here to leave you. I came here to pick you up. Now take care of these toys and we’ll be going home.”

The little boy struggled with an issue that has plagued persons for millennia…. trust. The writer of Psalm 125 says, “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore” (vv 1-2).

These beautiful, trust-filled words remind us that Christ’s followers need never be shaken because the Lord surrounds them forever. His character is revealed in these two words—never and forever.

The bond between a parent and a child is strong. Once in a while you may hear of a child abandoning a parent or a parent abandoning a child. You can count on the fact that our God will never abandon you. His love will never be shaken. His love will forever surround you!

Is there something that is causing you stress today – perhaps a recent difficult diagnosis from a doctor, worry over a wayward child, uncertainty concerning your future, a financial strain, or a sustained period of spiritual dryness in your life?

Please take a deep breath and remember a little boy at daycare. He hadn’t learned that he could trust his father. He was seized with fear and panic. Let your trust go deeper in the Lord today. His purpose is not to leave you in the middle of your mess. His purpose is to pick you up and take you all the way home.

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