E-votional   Keep
February 22, 2001
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore." 

-- Psalm 121:8
Care.  Protection.  Maintain.  Celebrate. Share.  These are all promises that we are given from God.  Keep is to care, to protect, to maintain, to celebrate and/or to share.  The Lord will Keep.  Great News?!
Hear the Good News, The Lord is our Keeper.  The Lord will care, protect, maintain, celebrate, and share life with us.  The Psalmist, with this beautiful song, shares with us the passion God has for us and the intimacy, the care God's passion means to us and for us.  God is the bookend of our life.  He is with us in the Darkness, the Dawn and the Dusk.  Our whole life, our very being is surrounded by his Presence.  "From this time on and forevermore.
Lord, You are at my getting up and at my laying down.  Your keep and care are why my heart is happy, and why my life is full of grace.  There is nothing I can not handle.  Thank You for being my shade and my protector.  Thank You for all You have done in my life, and all You will continue to do, through Christ our Lord I pray.  Amen.