I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
As Hebrews went to worship the LORD God in the temple, they would sing “Songs of Ascent,” which make up some of the Psalms we see in the Bible, such as Psalm 121. Jerusalem, the city where the temple was located, is high in the mountains. Travelers seeking to worship the LORD God would have to climb up into the mountains from the valleys in the hot sun, through rough roads on which their feet could slip, and there was always the problem of robbers along the journey.
Temple worshippers were seeking to do God’s will, knowing that He allowed them access to His presence in Jerusalem. Travelers would look up to the mountains with anticipation of the possible risks ahead, yet they would place their hope and trust in the LORD God to get them safely to their destination with Him.
In our journey with Christ Jesus, it is always easy to look at the risks and the problems that lie ahead, but the Bible encourages us to not only see the potential problems, but to put our hope and trust in Jesus, for it is only He who can see us safely through to our journey’s end.
“May the LORD God protect you from all evil. May He keep your life.” ~Psalm 121:7