Devotions By Jan


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Scripture for Today: Psalm 125:2 “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forever.”

During our four years in Grenoble, France, we were spoiled with beautiful mountain views. The city sits in a basin, surrounded by several mountain chains. There is the Chartreuse, the Vercors and the Belledonne chains. It was nearly impossible to look up and not see mountains! Grenoble is considered the capital of the French Alps and we never tired of gazing on those magnificent mountains surrounding us! It was a constant visual prompt to consider the grandeur of our God.

Today’s verse likens the love and protection of the Lord to surrounding mountains. Jerusalem is not surrounded by a ring of peaks, but it is situated in a mountainous region. God’s care is as constant and unmoving as mountains. The permanence of mountains reminds us of His faithfulness to His unchangeable word. Those who trust in Him and His care are not shaken (verse 1) but are themselves like Mount Zion.

What a wonderful assurance to know that I am surrounded by God’s constant faithful love! There is nowhere that I can turn that I cannot see it and feel it. Like a ring of mountains, His love surrounds me. He reminds me with every mountain view just how wide, long, high and deep His love is for me. (Eph. 3:18) He especially reminds me when I read His Word with His promises of love. There is nothing I can do to remove those mountains far from me. His love is too strong! Nothing can separate me from that love. My view of it may be blocked by my own waywardness or doubts, but it continues on. His love continues today, tomorrow and for eternity!

Lord, may I feel your love today, surrounding, supporting and reassuring me.

(Look familiar? This is a repost from 2014)

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