Psalms 121:1
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1  A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?

SHEER la-ma-a-LOT e-SA ay-NAI el he-ha-REEM may-A-yin ya-VO ez-REE

א  שִׁיר לַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי׃

 121:1   I turn my eyes to the mountains

Mount Chermon

When he composed this psalm, the psalmist might have been standing at the foot of a large mountain, perhaps the Chermon mountain range, about to embark on a long journey. As he looks up to the mountains, he stands in awe of their beauty, their massiveness, their sheer greatness. It makes him feel meek, and he wonders: From where did they come? Who is behind them? Who will protect him on his journey through them? When looking at the diverse natural wonders found in Israel, such as the majestic Chermon mountain, the Banyas waterfalls or the great Carmel forest, how many times do we stop and acknowledge the Creator who sustains it all? When travelling throughout the beautiful Land of Israel, how often do we call out, “My help comes from Hashem, Maker of heaven and earth”?

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  • 121:1 I will lift up my eyes unto the mountains

    We are told that perhaps The psalmist may have been at the base of a majestic mountain range and realized with deep awe and admiration. perhaps even giving a sigh of amazement to the grandeur and unlimited size and beauty of God's creation.You have to ask yourself, how did he do all this and wow he must have such a creative side. He then feels so small, meek to them in there greatness and he in his stature so small and weak. I imagine he wonders who will protect him as he travels through these unknown mountainous terrains. Who will be at his side for protection .

    As he travels he admires the beauty of the surrounding sites. The waterfalls and the sounds of the brooks. He sees and hear the birds in flight and colors of nature so clear and bright. The smells so fresh and perhaps they even remind him of his home. The traveler Thinks to himself and perhaps even Thanks God out load. Thanking God for the beauty of his creation, the diversity of his creation. Thanking him for the joy it brings him also.

    The comment was brought to our attention “my source of strength is from God, maker of heaven and earth?” Yes this is true without and stumble or hesitation. God is our strength. our very first breath game from him. I think a lot of people forget this. That breath has been passed down to every last person that is on this earth today. Can you even contemplate this. That is how much power, strength, pure love, grace. hope everything that was ever good came into us was passed into us. Sadly so much was lost when we disobeyed our Father in that day in the garden. However that which remained has drawn us back to our Father God, our Lord thy God through these so many centuries.Our Father God loves us without any reservation. That is why he gave us Torah and Hope and the Jewish People to show us the way. Amen Carl

  • Psalm 121 1-2
    "Unto the hills I lift my eyes
    From whence comes all my aid,
    When troubled or afraid
    The Lord shall to my help arise,
    He who made earth and Heaven,
    His aid is freely given.

    Your keeper slumbers not nor shall
    He cause your foot to fail,
    When dangers you assail,
    LO He who keeps His Israel,
    Will neither sleep nor slumber.
    Nought shall your life encumber." Psalm 121 1-2 set to music.

    Thank you for sharing G-d bless Israel and its people


Psalms 121:1

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