Thursday, 14 July 2011

My life preserver

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 121v7-8

We all know what life preservers are. There are those rings attached to a rope that you throw to someone to keep them afloat until help arrives. They are not intended to last forever, just until the actual rescue can take place. They do a good job at that and many lives have been saved because of a life preserver.

Psalm 121 is all about the Lord as our Keeper. It is a beautiful psalm that I often refer to. One aspect of 'keeping' is that of preservation. That is the word used in these two verses. 'The Lord will preserve you from all evil. He will preserve your soul in your going out and coming in. He will preserve you now and forever.'

I know that there are many times in our lives when it seems we are about to drown with all the cares and anxieties of the world. It seems that we can just keep our heads above water. We are going down for the final time.

That is the time to reach out to out and grab onto our great Life Preserver. He is not only a temporary help. He will hold us up forever.

Tough day ahead? Grab on to your Life Preserver and hold on. The final rescue is coming.  

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