LOOKING UP TO THE HILLS

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills! My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber! The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in, from this time forth, and even forevermore!” Psalm 121

God’s care of me is divine. When I look up to the hills, what standard is it that I see advancing to my relief? It is the banner of the Lord Almighty! And there is nothing — nothing at all — which He cannot and will not do on my behalf!

God’s care of me is particular and minute. He is my Keeper, O my heart! Mine, as though I were alone in all His universe. He knows my separate case, my necessities, my temptations, my foes. He calls me by name. He has millions upon millions for whom to provide — but He never forgets me for one moment! I live day and night in His thought and love.

God’s care of me is spiritual. My deepest needs are the needs within my heart and mind.

  • My sorest troubles are my sins.
  • My most urgent poverty is not the poverty of bread, but the poverty of grace.

So for my soul, not for my body only, He provides. In the gospel, in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit — He spreads a table for my soul, and its winter and its bankruptcy are at an end.

And God’s care of me is eternal. From this time forth and forevermore, He will keep my going out and my coming in. Death and the grave will not terminate His love for me. My exodus from this world, my entrance into the untrodden world beyond — He charges Himself with the supervision of both. Then as well as now, there as well as here — I am within the realm in which His scepter sways.

Therefore, I will fear no evil. I will be strong in the Lord. Up to the high hills of Heaven, I will lift my downcast eyes. “My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth!”

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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