We are in the middle of the most sacred week of the year: Holy Week. We are with Jesus from the time he enters Jerusalem in triumph, to all the events that lead up to his death and burial.
Today, the middle of the week is a day of sadness, since it’s the day when Judas must have been plotting to betray Jesus. Some people call today “Spy Wednesday,” as we think about Judas spying on Jesus so that he could tell those that wanted Jesus dead, just how Judas was going to hand Jesus over to them.
Let’s pray this psalm as though it is Jesus, who must have known that something terrible was going to happen to him. Imagine Jesus praying this prayer to his loving Father. In verses 2 to 4, the sacred writer uses four images that describe God’s protection over David, Jesus and us. Can you find them? As you come upon them, spend time linking your life to these images, as your way of feeling God’s protection, just as David and Jesus did. What a gift we have in our imaginations! We can go anywhere with them and feel the connection to the images we see in our thoughts. Our imaginations are gifts from God to find God.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms.
During Lent across the three-year cycle,
we read the “Songs on the Journey,” Psalms 120-134.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick