Psalm 121 v. 5-6
A song of ascents.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when many are naturally fearful of the dangers of this disease and made uncertain as to what the future might hold – especially if unfortunate enough to catch Covid-19 or suffer other consequences of it on our lives and security – we have the assurance of God that the Lord watches over us. The psalmist is saying, be still my soul; no matter whatsoever happens God is with you. No harm to your spirit will befall you because of the inner peace that comes from knowing and being in the love of God.
Lord into your hands I commend my spirit. You give us life and in your love I rest and entrust myself to you.