“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
- “I will never leave you” … can I rely on that, and drop my concerns?
- If so, Christ is already here — present tense — responding to my recognition.
- “The Lord is my helper”
- What does that mean?
- Can I — little itzy bitzy “me” — ask and receive?
- Do I deserve that?
- Do I fear “man” or am I much more intimidated by my own ruthless mind?
- Who is the “I” who will never leave? — It cannot be part of this vegetable world, where everything comes and goes.
- Who am I? — An unusual question in our western culture.
- Am I flesh or spirit? — The physical body will decompose, but something else is here, timelessly.
- The recognition of this timeless Presence is the birth from above.