Wednesday, March 9, 2011


“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken. It remains forever.” (Psalm 125:1)

The sun rises on Mount Zion. Then it sets; next day, same thing. Day after day the sun rises and sets over Mount Zion, and the hill stays the same.

If you stand on the Haas Promenade on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem and the temple mount, and if you do so day after day, you will always see the same thing. As it was when the psalmist wrote, so it still is today the same Mount Zion. Ultimately, whatever is on Mount Zion may come and go. Two temples have been built there, and both were destroyed. Now, the Dome of the Rock mosque is there, but the hill, Mount Zion, remains.

Mount Zion's day in and day out consistency is how the psalmist describes those who trust in the Lord. Trusting God develops a consistency and an immovability. Whatever comes, comes. Whatever happens, happens. They simply abide in the Lord in trust.

An unshakable faith weather-proofs us. Trusting God is the benchmark of a solid life.

Lord, Help us to put our trust in You and keep it there. Amen.

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