Words from the Heart for Tuesday January 12th, 2021
I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)
Back in November, the Canadian military announced it was making plans to play a role in the eventual rollout of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide. As positive news about potential vaccines began to make headlines at the time, it was announced that military teams were already “fully integrated” with the Public Health Agency of Canada on planning for what was set to be a herculean effort: getting vaccines into the arms of millions of Canadians once Health Canada approves them. The announcement was made by the House of Commons National Defense Committee.
There isn’t a single human being who hasn’t, at one time or another, had to look to someone else for help. It might be something practical, like carrying something heavy, or a crisis of some sort that needs a listening ear or a loving heart. There are some things, matters of life and death for example, that another human being can’t help with. We need to look to Someone far greater than ourselves. King David understood this, and asks a question that we all need to answer as he did. It’s found in Psalm 121:1-2 and asks: “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” When we reach the point of helplessness, we need to look up. David did and discovered the One who is so much mightier than the hills of Israel. Only the Lord can help us when we reach the end of our own resources, or when we are dealing with eternal things. If you are at the end of your own power and strength, look up in faith and reach out to Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.