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Prepare to Blossom!

on August 28, 2016

 

27323922253_5fab10b390Psalm 121:5- “The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand.”

 

In the Arizona summer, shade is at a premium. People often circle parking lots more than once, looking to park in the shadow of a tree, building, or another vehicle taller than their own.

Finding a shady place to park can be akin to winning the lottery in the Valley of the Sun.

Drivers emerge from their vehicles with smug looks of satisfaction and head inside to shop, knowing when they return their cars will be twenty degrees or so cooler than they would be otherwise.

Psalms 120-134 are songs the Jews sang when traveling the roads toward Jerusalem. They prepared the travelers’ hearts and put them in a right attitude as they brought their sacrifices to God.

The reference to the “right hand” is a biblical symbol of one’s power and strength. Shade is the reassurance that we are standing in God’s shadow.

He is the source of our strength.

In this life, he is preparing each of us as we travel toward Heaven.

He is our keeper, our shelter, our protector, our guard.

He is preparing us for eternal life with Him.

In His shade, we do not burn up.

We do not wither.

Instead we flourish and blossom!

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