As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and for evermore.
Someone called the songs of ascent a “road trip soundtrack”. It’s your Spotify list for the journey of faith!
These ancient believers sang as they journeyed. Surrounded by hills and mountains as they walked together up to Jerusalem to their festivals of worship.
One of the things I like to do is cook and put on my favourite radio show and listen to the music as I go.
Music and food and conversation lift my spirits!
These songs of ascent are for us during this time – they are our soundtrack of faith to lift our spirits and to help us negotiate our way through these mountains!
The truth we reminded ourselves of this week is that we are surrounded by God!
I am surrounded
By the arms of the father
By songs of deliverance
Psalm 125 tells us, we cannot be shaken, we are safe and secure, we are surrounded by the LORD and his presence.
“You are my hiding place, you shall preserve me from trouble, you shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7)
Let’s spend a little less time listening to the daily grind of 24-7 “news” and conjecture, and change the soundtrack. Let’s listen to the Lord’s songs of deliverance.
Put your hands up! You are surrounded!
What are some of the songs and words of scripture that are encouraging you during this season?