Lifted Up: Our Eyes
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.
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.
Psalm 121:1-2, 5-8 New International Version (NIV)
With our eyes lifted up, we can use them to look to the hills for all of our help to survive in this world. The Creator and Sustainer of life is there. Just look up! He watches over all His hands have made — keeping us from harm and providing for our needs. Even when we would rather not be watched, He sees us. That's why He sent His Son, Jesus, to save us. It was God who set our limitations and He knew we would need saving, sometimes even from ourselves. He also knew we would need help. But He wants us to freely look to Him for it.
Even those who do not believe in God were created by God and He's watching them too. Once we get past the discomfort of God seeing and knowing everything about us, we can then embrace His forgiving grace, rest in His protection, and worship Him in truth. He's not going to ever stop watching over us. So we may as well try to get in line with His will and receive the benefits of living to please Him.
Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NASB