PSALM 61 - Seeing Partly 1 Jan 2020
As verse 4 and 6 say we look for the bigger picture. A safe place forever and ever and for a life age after age.
We pray for what we hardly can imagine. In the picture below you see a scale model of a bigger carillon which had been 60 meter high in a tower.
I look up to God. I cry to Him. Rescue me. Listen to my prayer. As David my prayer today is, that I and many may live in the eternal presence of God. It is a very big thing, which I hardly can imagine. In the letter to the Hebrews, it says that now we only see a shadow of the good things that God has prepared for us. And I already cry out to God, I am willing.
My prayer is that all readers may have a desire for the good big things that God has in stock. And that we may believe and seek and find rest for our souls, now and forever.
1 [For the choirmaster. For strings. Of David]
God, hear my cry, listen to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth I call to you with fainting heart.
Lead me to the high rock that stands far out of my reach.
3 For you are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
4 Let me stay in your tent for ever,
taking refuge in the shelter of your wings!
5 For you, God, accept my vows,
you grant me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 Let the king live on and on,
let his years continue age after age.
7 May his throne be always in God's presence,
your faithful love and constancy watch over him.
8 Then I shall always sing to your name,
day after day fulfilling my vows.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
A scale model of a bigger thing.