Above the Ridges / by maureen maniquis


“I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?” Psalm 121:1

When you find yourself in the valley you can feel quite vulnerable. The wide open space leaves you with no cover. There’s nowhere to run to for shelter. You can suddenly feel very alone and exposed. You lift your eyes to the hilltops scanning the ridges for a fellow traveler, another soul to bolster your courage along the way. But sometimes, the valley must be navigated solo. Others are trekking on different paths— no doubt your paths will merge further along the way.

This moment in time is meant to be this way. This moment has a weightier purpose. The hills, while beautiful and imposing, are insufficient to meet your need. Their purpose today is to draw your eyes upward, high above the ridges, to the one whose great strength formed their foundation. His eyes see far and wide. They take on the whole scene. Nothing escapes your Watchman— every step, both now and forevermore.