I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
There is such simple, profound beauty in the opening of this psalm which speaks to so much of what we do as worship leaders and as a worship team. When we gather together with our church to worship this weekend part of what we are doing is inviting people to lift their eyes away from the cares and concerns of their lives to see their Helper, their Maker, the Lord of heaven and earth.
Originally this psalm was a call and response with the leader calling out the first verse and the people responding in unison with the second. As a worship team part of what we’re doing is inviting people and reminding them that they have the opportunity to lift their eyes away from the things they may have been focusing on all week.
And we are also inviting the people to answer together and say yes, Jesus IS my help. He IS the Lord. He IS the one who has made all of heaven and earth and He IS worthy of my worship and worthy of my attention and worthy of my focus so today I’m choosing to lift my eyes to Him and give Him all of my worship.
Are there some things in your life that has been getting too much attention this week?
Is it helpful to have people in your life who can invite you to lift your eyes again to see Jesus?
How can we help our church worship this week in a way that helps them to see Jesus?
God who is our helper, we acknowledge that there are so many things in our lives which are begging for our attention and our affection and so many things we have given our focus to this week. We confess that our eyes have not been fixed on You like they should and we know that You have been with us in every one of those moments. We want our worship this weekend to be done in a way that celebrates Your presence and that You are Lord who has made all of heaven and earth. Remind us how to lead others to lift their eyes so we would all together see Jesus and give Him all of our worship this weekend. Amen.
Pastor Tim Fus