‘I lift up my eyes to the hills,
From where is my help to come?
My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth.’ (Psalm 121 1-2)
When was the last time you felt in awe of something? - standing at the top of a mountain or by the crashing waves of the sea? Or maybe the first time you held a new born baby. In a world that increasingly relies on technology, it can be difficult to unplug enough to experience this powerful emotion. Scientists have found that experiencing awe is good for you, good for the soul, body and mind - and the effects last for quite a while after the initial experience. Awe gives you a sense of something much larger than yourself, without diminishing your own existence - and so it is with the Lord , the most awe inspiring creator of our amazing universe, who loves us and lifts us up with His unfailing love.
Lyn Hayes, ALM