A psalm that’s stayed with me

Psalm 121 has been a comfort and a guide to me for a long time. 

Many years ago when I was in college, I was going through very difficult challenges with my health and a relationship. While I was taking a long walk one day, the first verse of Psalm 121 came distinctly to thought: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” It was so clear to me that to “lift up mine eyes” meant I needed to see things from a higher—a more spiritual—perspective. And looking “unto the hills” meant my thought could go to the spiritual height where the Mind of Christ is perceived and understood through spiritual sense, and that is my best help.

I had learned that the Christ is always present in my own consciousness. It impels true spiritual thought and action. The Christ, God’s loving message to each of us, appeals to my spiritual sense, which can only perceive things as they truly are—spiritually—and not as the physical senses present them. 

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