You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). 

They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst. 

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11) 

Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy. 

“A song of ascents. Of David. If the LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say— if the LORD had not been on our side 
when people attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive 
when their anger flared against us; the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters 
would have swept us away.
  Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth. We have escaped like a bird 
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 124:0–8 NIV11)

Four pictures of danger: i. Earthquake (3b, Nu. 16:30); ii. Flood (4a) – both in natural realm outside our control and overwhelming; iii. Beast of prey (6); iv. Fowler (7) are threats in the animal and human realms. 

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John