Saturday, 16 May 2009

25 April - Pretty Place

On 25 April, my friend Olaf and I drove up into the mountains, along the South Carolina-North Carolina border, to the "Fred W. Symmes Chapel" which belongs to the YMCA in Greenville, SC. It is better known as "Pretty Place" and below you will see why...

There is an inscription on the beam that can be seen at the top of the above picture, but even with the use of flash, it's not possible to see it on the photo. But it reads as follows: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills". These are the beginning words of Psalm 121:

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

What a wonderful Psalm to remind us that God is bigger than all our problems! And what a perfect place to illustrate this truth. We may see mountains of problems all around us, but the cross stands above them all. With Jesus as our Saviour, we can know that we are secure in the almighty hands of God, no matter what happens.

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