Reading: Psalm 124:1-5
1 If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
2 if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
3 they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
4 the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
would have swept us away.
Thought for Reflection:
Sometimes it is a good thing to stop and take stock – as the old chorus says “count your blessings name them one by one” – and here the pilgrim imagines life without God and finds it a scary prospect! Think about what God has done in the past and then face the present and future with confidence!
Lord, help us to appreciate what you have done and to see you at work today.