Our Calling

The words of Psalm 121 make a great blessing.

Assurance of God’s Protection

A Song of Ascents.
1—from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 He who keeps Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keepyour going out and your coming infrom this time on and forevermore.
-NRSV

Rolf Jacobson writes:

“I believe that every child of God should give and receive a blessing every day.

In our home, we make the sign of the cross on each other’s forehead and bless each other every night before bed with words borrowed from the baptismal service. A friend of mine and his wife bless their kids every morning as they leave for school, likewise making the sign of the cross on each other and using baptismal words and images.”

The words of Psalm 121 make a great blessing.

You could use the sign of the cross and the words: “The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in, from this time on and forevermore” in worship, at home, or wherever!

The Lord be with you,

Lee

A quote to ponder

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel