Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people. ~Psalm 125:1-2
Bible readers may be familiar with Mount Zion. Perhaps we imagine that Jerusalem perches on a mountaintop called Zion, while it might be more accurate to say that Jerusalem sits in a bowl of mountains, nestled on top of an ancient spring. I use my pilgrim eyes to see the pillowing mountains that surround Jerusalem, just as the Psalmist describes. I want to believe that the Lord surrounds me, and my life, the way the mountains surround Jerusalem.
How has the Lord surrounded and protected your life?
Prayer: O Creator, El Shaddai, surround me.