“But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”
“I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people. … I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.” Leviticus 26:12-13
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
Look up, my daughter.
There’s so much to see.
Those downcast eyes.
That downcast mind.
Your downcast soul.
Look up to the mountains.
Look up and see the snow falling softly.
Look up to notice: I am near.
Break free from the chains, the slavery, the fear.
Break out of the darkness, O Child of Light.
I am your God, your help, your shield.
I never falter, never fail, never forget.
I am the Lifter of Your Head.
So look up.
Be the beautiful woman I’ve made you to be.
A woman with her