A friend of mine told me the other day that she felt like she was “holding my arms up like Moses and his held up.” Tonight as I was reflecting on this the word “lift” came to my mind.

The first verse I thought of was “lift my eyes to the hills.” Here it is in the Complete Jewish Bible:

Psalm 121:1-4 If I raise my eyes to the hills, from where will my help come? My help comes from Adonai, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — your guardian is not asleep. No, the guardian of Isra’el never slumbers or sleeps.

Exodus 17:12 However, Moshe’s hands grew heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aharon and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side and the other on the other; so that his hands stayed steady until sunset.

I realize that neither of these verses actually have the word “lift” in them, however, the idea is there.

We need to be there for one another. We need friends who will lift our hands up when we are tired. We need to know we have a community who will be there through thick and thin to walk out all kinds of troubles and issues.

Our help comes from Adonai. When we “raise our eyes” we KNOW that He is there for us. We KNOW that he will not let our foot slip.

These are STRONG promises as we walk during these days of uncertainty. These are WORDS from our Creator that we can hold onto and BELIEVE.

I am thankful for these promises too today. I am thankful for friends who “lift my hands.”

Don’t forget those around you. Don’t forget to let them know you care.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton