Poetry and music are such a gift. I love the way it communicates from the heart and expresses real human emotion that, while unique to the individual, is also common to humankind. That is why I love the Psalms so much. The Psalmists shared with us the heights and depths of what it means to know, love and experience God in every day life. We may not experience the same circumstances or trials that they did but we relate to their cries of the heart as they give voice to what our own hearts feel. The following reflection is my own adaption of Psalm 127..
Watching You, Watching me
When I am alone, afraid and downcast
Where can I go for help?
Where can I run for protection;
to be known, loved, accepted?
I raise my eyes to the heavens;
To my Creator, the Maker of heaven and earth.
I look to the Lord, my Forever;
To the One who never sleeps
and whose eyes are looking at me.
You are my Shelter;
The Protector of my life.
I will not be afraid
for I am watching you,
and you're watching me.