“Help Is on the Way!”

Psalm 121 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose,  MDIV, DMIN – Life is a series of exclamations form “Oh no!” to “Help!” to “Oh yeah!” As we enter the new year, we had hoped we would be past “Oh no!” Instead, we find ourselves with ongoing prayers for “Help!” The Book of Psalms knows all about this. Psalm 121 , the so-called “Traveler’s Psalm” speaks of transition, fear, and invitation to deep trust no matter our circumstances. The Psalmist looks to the hills – the symbol of the steadfast presence of God – for help and rescue, moving us from “Oh no!” to “Oh Yeah!”