A MOVING EXPERIENCE
The psalmist wrote, “My help comes from the
LORD, who made heaven and earth.”
Because of a job change, my husband and I uprooted our
family. We moved from our beloved home in Missouri to
difficult part of this decision was that two of our five children
would be separated from us, one in college and the other in
high school. My heart felt as if it were breaking in two.
Before our relocation, a friend gave me several scriptures
to read for comfort. One was Psalm 121:1: “I lift up my eyes to
the hills — from where will my help come?” I wondered, How
can I look to my beautiful hills when they are 800 miles away?
As I spent much time in prayer, I realized that the hills in
the psalm were only symbolic, that I could look to God, my
Creator, and receive comfort, strength, joy, and peace. It was
time to trust that God would take care of our children back in
Missouri. Soon we found a church, made new friends, and
have come to know that God has blessed us right here in this
place. We may not have hills, but we are content. As long as
we have God, we are always home.
Prayer: Creator God, we thank you for your comfort during
times of upheaval and for the assurance that no matter how
far we travel, you are always there. Amen.
Prayer Focus: FAMILIES WHO ARE RELOCATING
Thought for the Day
God is my home.
Jenny Calvert (Texas)