I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
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 forevermore.
“He sees you when your sleeping, he knows when you’re awake,” goes the children’s Christmas carol. The song refers to Santa, but Psalm 121 says that God did so long before St. Nicholas!
“He who watches you will not slumber.” God sees us and watches over us when we are sleeping and protects us when we are awake.
The best part about God watching over us is this: He is not watching over us to catch us in an act of wrongdoing, He is watching over us for protection, and out of perfect love.
This is a God to praise and celebrate!
Pray: You love me every moment, night and day.
Thank you. Amen.