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LIFTING IT UP
Psalm 121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
In the Book of Numbers 21, the flock in the desert found themselves in a plague of biting snakes. They were free from Egypt but were tired of Moses, tired of the manna God provided, tired of seemingly wandering in the desert. And now – biting snakes! Moses just kept doing what God told him and made a bronze snake, put it on a stick and raised up in the air so bitten people could see it and be healed. Looking up the people saw beyond the terrifying bronze snake to realize God above it all, in the cloud that shielded them by day, was there protecting and leading them. During Lent as we turn again to God let us lift up all our worry and consternation about the coronavirus situation and pray for a new perspective to know again that He is LORD of all.
And Happy St. Patrick’s Day – he also knew how to handle snakes