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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today’s Reading | Psalm 131

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,
   my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
   too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
   like a weaned child with its mother;
   my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord
   from this time on and forevermore. (NRSV)

Sometimes I get so occupied with the things going on around me that I forget to lift up my eyes, my hopes, and my love to the Lord. I pause, take a deep cleansing breath, center myself on the love of the Lord for me, and calm myself. I love this feeling during a yoga session; I bring my soul back into my being so that I am centered, loving myself and others, and fill myself with hope for the world around me.

Help me, Lord, to lift my heart, my eyes, and my spirit; to know your power, your love, and your hope in me. Amen.

Written by Chris Horsman, Member of Fourth Presbyterian Church

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