He will not let your foot slip, He who whatches over you will not sleep. He who watches over Isreal with neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you, the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life. The Lord will watch over your comings and goings both now and forevermore.' Psalm 121
This is one of my favorite Psalms, I even committed it to memory earlier this year. I get a little twisted up in my recall due to the numerous times the word 'watches' is used. As I was repeating it this morning, I was struck with the desire to know what this word 'watches' means. I did a parallel translation of the Psalm with several different versions and here are some of the other words that are used: keepeth (keeps), preserver (preserves), protector (protects), guardian (guards).
These words present a glorious picture of what our Lord will do for us as His children. He will preserve our lives, protect us from all harm, guard our lives, and He will never sleep. We will never be with our Keeper, even while we sleep. If this isn't enough to make you grateful, then you need to get your meter checked out!
#137 Heat (even if it costs an arm, leg, and torso)