By Kathy Countryman
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
What divine direction! We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the United States. Just outside our windows are the Crazy Mountains. We try to never let a day go by without pausing to look up at such a majestic sight! While looking UP at those mountains, you begin to really “see” them: standing in their place reaching up towards heaven. You can be enthralled in a matter of moments! When your eyes are fixed on their beauty, you see little else. Sometimes you get to the point where you are really not aware of the goings on around you at ground level. Could that be the key in this verse? Where does our help come from? Certainly not “the hills.” When we remember to look up we are no longer looking down or even at our circumstances. We look up, with our eyes on Him, the direction from which the help comes from. Not distracted by what we “see” around us. With eyes directed up, we see those hills and we are reminded of the God who made those hills; the hills and heaven and earth besides. With eyes lifted up, eyes that look to Him, eyes raised up in hope, we truly “see” and know “from whence comes our help – my help comes from the LORD.” Thank You for the reminder, LORD, and the direction.