One of the passages my children are memorizing for this year's Leadership Training for Christ Sword of the Spirit award is Psalm 121.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains -- where does my help come from?I'm thankful that God surrounded me with mountains in all four directions. In fact, the picture above was taken less than a block from my house.
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip -- he who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
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.
The Lord will keep you from all harm -- he will watch over your life;
The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.
When I have tough days, I can look out a window and remember that my help comes from the Lord -- the one who made heaven and earth.