Psalm Photos – 11 – Foundations and Futures

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Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to the mountains;

for look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow to the string, to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven. His eyes behold, his gaze examines humankind.

The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence.

On the wicked he will rain coals of fire and sulfur; a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.

For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.

The two parts of this Psalm that strike me are about the foundations and the last verse about beholding the face of the Lord. There is much we are experiencing about changing foundations in our lives and this picture captures that aspect of a house in the woods that has fallen to the ravages of nature. Yet in the midst, we see the light of God that shines into those foundations promising a future, a future of hope as the prophet Jeremiah speaks of. But not only a future, but the light shines in the present as well into those shifting foundations.

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