I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help. Psalm 123:1 MSG
|Cousins on the grandparents' |
© 2004 Christy K Robinson
My family always took a summer vacation trip from Arizona to northern Minnesota, where my parents’ families lived. We’d load the avocado-green Rambler station wagon and hit the road. We saw Yosemite, the Snake River, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Ozarks, and the Rockies—some of those aren’t even on the way to Minnesota!
|Trust me, fleeing was NOT an option.|
Surely your mother or father gave you The Look, and without words, you knew what was required of you, or you’d face the consequences of disobedience.
|This was a whole *different* Look.|
I look to you, heaven-dwelling God, look up to you for help. Like servants, alert to their master’s commands, like a maiden attending her lady, we’re watching and waiting, holding our breath, awaiting your word of mercy. Psalm 123:1-2 MSG
We are looking at God with all our attention, ready to leap into action at His command to show mercy, compassion, and justice (Micah 6:8) to the rest of our human family. With only The Look from Heaven, we go to do what he has asked and prepared us to do—with willing obedience in our hearts.