Remember times when you used to build sand castles on the beach? The first thing you probably did was to move your arm back and forth to create a smooth place in the middle of all the footprints that have the sand be uneven.
It’s Wednesday–the middle of the week. People are at work, moving all around, as though making many footprints in the surface of the week. Stop, clear a space for yourself to pray this lovely psalm, smoothing out a space in your heart, not only for you, but for so many people who are huffing and puffing about, caught in the middle of the week of work.
Here’s a beautiful phrase in verse 8: “Keep me as the apple of your eye.” When you look into someone else’s eye, you will be able to see a tiny image of yourself in a little space called the apple, the pupil. You are in the very center of God’s eye!
On Wednesdays from this point on, we continue to read
the Psalms in numerical order, beginning with Psalm 14.
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