Monday, 26 October 2015

Our World Tuesday,ABC Wednesday, P of Psalms

Psalm 121New King James Version (NKJV)

God the Help of Those Who Seek Him

A Song of Ascents.

121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—

From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.

The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in

From this time forth, and even forevermore.

The Book of Psalms, Tehillim in Hebrew (תְּהִלִּים or תהילים meaning "Praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible. The title is derived from the Greek translation, ψαλμοί psalmoi, meaning "instrumental music" and, by extension, "the words accompanying the music." The book is an anthology of individual psalms, with 150 in the Jewish and Western Christian tradition and more in the Eastern Christian churches. Many of the psalms are linked to the name of King David, although his authorship is not accepted by modern Bible scholars.

Why have I chosen Psalms for P this week.?
Well, as you all know my mum and her three children were prisoners in a Japanese concentrationcamp. It was a time of despair, fear and sadness. But my mum looked always up to the high mountains, which we could see rising up in the distance. This comforted her and she trusted that one day we would be able to live again in freedom. She was a brave woman and tried to keep us alive, which was a difficult thing.

Later when I read the bible myself my favourite psalm became "The Lord is my shepherd..."Psalm 23.

Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our  logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar. Thank you Team of O. W. T.!

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and thanks to Roger. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with P.


Cloudia said...

Psalms is a world treasure!

ALOHA, Friend


Leslie: said...

Wonderful contribution to P week, Wil. Mine is a bit trite compared with yours, but it is a fun relating of our trip to the pumpkin patch.

abcw team

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always, Wil!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and the fun!! Hope you enjoy a great new week!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful tribute to your mother, Wil!

genie said...

It has been quite a while since I have blogged. I started back last month, finally. This tribute to your mum is beautiful. So sad her life’s story, but she was a strong woman to always look ahead and take care of you all. This is a beautiful picture.

Hildred said...

This psalm is one of my favourites as well, Wil, - I can say it along with you. Although any troubles I have had have been nothing compared to yours, or your mothers, still the hills brought comfort to us.

Jim said...

Great shot
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Anonymous said...

What a superb photo.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Heerlijk lied.... ik zong m zondagavond nog....

Fijne abc-dg / -week

♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

Roger Owen Green said...

I love many of the Psalms, though some are quite dark...

Trubes said...

I love that psalm Wil, I know it by heart.
Such a moving story of your dear Mama and your siblings'
time in a POW camp, it must have been a harrowing time
for you all.
Faith can carry you through times of Peril, if God is
hearing our pleas.
She must have been an incredibly brave and strong lady.

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Susan Rafael Otter Jolie Nixon said...

pslam, wonderful name here,

Mascha said...

Stunning post! Psalms are really wonderful.
Greetings from Germany

photowannabe said...

This is one of my favorite Psalms.
I often say the first part when I am in the mountains at Lake Tahoe.
God's creation always does this to me.

Photo Cache said...

The book of Psalms is a very good read.


Indrani said...

I have never read one before.
This was educational and informative.

DEE DEE said...

Lovely read

Lea said...

Great choice for the letter P!
I read in Psalms often.

Anonymous said...

The greatest strength and support comes from our faith in God. Your mom must have been a very brave woman.

Janet said...

I love the Psalms, and praise God for your godly mum!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post for P ~ very inspiring and creative photo!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Anonymous said...

So many of the psalms is an immediate "lift " for me. ....He who keeps Israel ... is a good word for these times! Thanks for sharing:)

Joy said...

Psalms is a treasure trove. The first lines of this one can occasionally seen inscribed on sundials and seats with views here (lots of hills) and always move me.

Powell River Books said...

A very heartfelt post. - Margy

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Some of my favorite bible verses are in Psalms. Wonderful post, thank you for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my dear Wil -- Thank you for sharing and personalizing this part of your life for me, for I feel as if you are a friend and now I actually know someone who has lived through what I know of only through reading. Next time I lift my eyes to the hills, I will think again of this terrible blot on our history -- and especially of your mother's (and your) bravery and sacrifice.