Sunday: Psalm 127-128; Numbers 34.1-15; Hebrews 13.22-25

From: Hannah Bansil

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.”

When I opened my Bible to Psalm 127 and 128 I couldn’t find them. It’s not that I can’t count. They just weren’t there. On one page was Psalm 121, on the next page Psalm 131. And then I remembered, a little over two years ago Amit had torn this page out of the Bible. It was a dark time for us, a time of weariness, toil, discouragement and sadness. He had taken out this page and carried it with him for months and we both held on to the promise that the Lord “grants sleep to those he loves.”

Over the last two years, God has led us through a lot of wilderness and has granted us so much more than just sleep. He has brought us from a place of loneliness to community, from fear to peace, from despair to hope. As I read these psalms again, I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and just want to stop and proclaim his faithfulness.

“Peace be upon Israel.”

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