Reading: Psalm 125:3
3 The sceptre of the wicked will not remain
    over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
    their hands to do evil.

Thought for Reflection:
There is a chorus, an old one, with the line “living under the shadow of his wing we find security.” This is what we have here, a picture of security in all times and circumstances. We are protected from the world that wants to push us down and shake us. God is there to make sure that we remain his and his alone.

Prayer:
When we doubt, show us the way. When we falter offer your hand to hold us. If we fall, pick us up gently, dust us down and guide us forward.