Those Who Trust in God Are Like Mount Zion

This meditation is based on a passage for June 30, 2010 in the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Psalm 125

Reflection and Question: It is such a lovely thought to compare our faith with the rock solid permanence of Mount Zion. We can pause for a moment and feel the strength of our connection with God through Christ, which can no more be moved than a mountain can. The psalm then distinguishes between the upright and the crooked, but leaves it to God to lead the evildoers away. The poem ends with the product of our faithfulness, that is, the peace God gives which surpasses all understanding. What images capture the strength of your faith?

Prayer: Those who put their trust in You are like giant trees standing firm and rooted deep.
As the trees grow strong in fertile soil, so we mature in the garden of Love,
Nourished by the Word of Life.
They are like fragrant blossoms that bring joy to all around them,
like open invitations for others to come.
Come! Enter the Garden of Love!
(from Psalm 125, Nan Merrill, Psalms for Praying)