Thursday, February 23, 2012
Look to the hills
Scripture memorization is a very useful tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit. Today, I was trying to read my Bible- it was not really sinking in. So, I switched to prayer. And God brought to mind a verse I recently memorized:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
It brought to mind a scene from LOTR- and the words of Gandalf that he spoke to Aragorn prior to this scene:
"Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east."
You can see when Aragorn remembers this promise, when the light of dawn shines through the window. You can see the difference this remembrance makes. Memorize the promises of God, and when you feel like Uruk-hai are pounding down your last defenses- look to the hills. Lift up your eyes. Here comes your help. Your help comes from God, the maker of heaven and earth. That's even BETTER than Gandalf showing up with the Rohirrim.