day 16 (trek 2): put a psalm in my heart

Waiting for us today: Psalm 41-43. And as we read pick up a pencil or pen to sketch some aspect of our reading. This exercise will help us write these psalms on our heart, not merely paper.

Our heels hit the floor and Psalm 41 starts our morning today. I can’t help but notice a reference to a heel in the reading. And so I sketch.

“Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me. But you, O Lord, be gracious to me …” (41.9-10a)

As we read and meditate on Psalm 42 at mid-day, perhaps your eye is drawn to what my eye is drawn to: a waterfall.

“Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.” (42.7)

Tonight, we are at the altar, as it were, as we consider Psalm 41 – and an altar is in view.

“… I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy …” (43.4)