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I wrote a song a long time ago called, "Lift Your Head Up," and in the lyrics, I contemplate how such a simple act as looking up– getting your eyes off the ground, noticing the beauty around you, looking into people's eyes– how this simple act can have a positive impact on your emotional state.
This Psalm goes a step further. It reminds us to keep our eyes on God just the way a servant or a maid might look to their respective masters, "until he has mercy on us."
Another metaphor that comes to my mind, is my dog, Buttons. I don't let him jump up on the furniture without being invited, and sometimes I make him wait a long time before that invitation comes. Oh, how he looks at me, keeps his eyes on me, waits for that call of mercy. His eyes plead, his attention is unwavering.
Are you in need of God's mercy? This Psalm reminds us: keep our eyes on our Master, waiting for that mercy-call.
When you've had your fill of contempt from those around you, when you're tired of the disdain and scorn from the proud, who never seem to suffer, keep your eyes on He who is full of mercy, and don't give up your pleading.
A Song of Ascents.
1 To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
2 As the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maid
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
until he has mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
for we have had more than enough of contempt.
4 Our soul has had more than its fill
of the scorn of those who are at ease,
of the contempt of the proud.
New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.