Saturday, October 31, 2009
A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 67:1
Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”
Psalm 67:1 “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us. Selah.”
Our grandson Luke, learning to walk, would look up at daddy’s face and find great encouragement in Mike’s smiles and words of blessing. Pretty soon, the little guy was off . . . and running, exercising his newfound independence.
However independent we eventually become, we never outgrow our need for God; for it’s in leaving the safety of home that many find the world to be a very unfriendly place—so unfriendly, at times, that we could easily lose our balance and fall.
It is then that we, like little Luke, can find encouragement in our Father’s face, experiencing his blessings and his grace. It is then that we regain our composure, and press on.
Look up: Numbers 6:25; Psalm 67:1; 104:15; Philippians 3:12