day 10 (trek 2): put a psalm in my heart

Let’s take up Psalm 27-29 to read today. And as we do so, let’s take pen or pencil in hand, too, so as to literally mark down some of his word into our memory banks.

This morning, Psalm 27 gives me insight to the fact that with the Lord there is no one or nothing to fear. And so, I’ll sketch some rays of light.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” (27.1)

At mid-day, as I read Psalm 28 and hear the author ask the Lord to hear them, I’ll draw an ear. Lord, hear all who call on you!

“To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help …” (28.1-2a)

Tonight, as I read Psalm 29 and imagine the sight and sound of even the largest and strongest of trees being broken, I’ll sketch some toppling cedar trees in my Bible’s margin.

“The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.” (29.5)