Sunday, March 13, 2011

Psalm 11

In the LORD I take refuge.
   How then can you say to me:
   “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
   they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
   at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
   what can the righteous do?”
The LORD is in his holy temple;
   the LORD is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
   his eyes examine them.
The LORD examines the righteous,
   but the wicked, those who love violence,
   he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
   fiery coals and burning sulfur;
   a scorching wind will be their lot.
 For the LORD is righteous,
   he loves justice;
   the upright will see his face.

The above photo was taken in Bethlehem in 2007, the year I lived in Jerusalem.  This beautiful sunset has captivated me ever since.  I see God's face in the natural formation of the clouds and the rays of the sun piercing the oncoming darkness.  I keep this photo in my kitchen and on my desk and gaze at it when I need refuge.   For more posts to Psalm Challenge go to City Athens Daily Photo.

6 comments:

Dina said...

If that is God in the cloud he is indeed very great.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this explanation of psalm 11. I found this psalm very difficult to interprete but with your view on it and that of Dina, it helps me a bit to see it in a different light. Thanks!

Bar20 Hoppy said...

Very inspirational picture.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful picture ! Shrinking life to its real, its important size.

Please have a good new week and please join again soon.

daily athens

Inger-M said...

What a glorious photo, and so right for this psalm!

Spiderdama said...

Wow, what a wonderful photo to this psalm! I love mountains:-)