Have you ever looked at a pair of shoes, or clothes online, and started noticing ads for those things everywhere you looked? The more we see something, the more likely we are to end up buying it. It’s crazy! It matters what we look at, because we become what we behold. There are some days where we need to adjust our vision. We need to look up and fix our eyes on someone greater than ourselves.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?
Psalm 121:1 NIV
Psalm 121 asks the question, “where does my help come from?” In the days of the kings, Jerusalem would have been surrounded by shrines to man-made gods. The leaders of the nation had lost sight of who God was, and they chose to worship false gods. The psalmist is saying, when I look around at these idols for help, I come up empty-handed. These lesser gods can’t really help me out. Relationships won’t satisfy my soul. Money won’t fix all my problems. New ideas or a political party won’t help me at the deepest levels of my life. Because these false gods don’t bring peace to the soul, the psalmist then says —
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:2 NIV
Psalm 24 tells us that our God is the King of glory, the Lord strong and mighty. Jesus is the King over all eternity. He can do what no man-made thought, idea, or creation could ever do. Jesus died and rose again to rescue us and bring our souls to life. He is a mighty King who is on a mission to push back the darkness and breathe life into the hearts of people all over planet earth. As a church, we want to fix our eyes on Jesus. We want to raise our sense of expectation, because our King is great and He is on the move. We will become like the One we behold and reflect His glory to the world.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Ps 24:8 NIV
So, wherever you are today, look up. There is a King of glory and He’s coming for you. He alone can rescue you and bring peace to your soul. He is on a mission to rescue the world, and He wants to invite you in to be a part of it.