Today’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalms 90. This Psalm talks about how our lives as humans are short and frail, but God is forever. On this day 4 years ago a friend of mine, Jordan, died in a car crash. This event shook me and made me realize the message of this Psalm. Sometimes it is scary to think of how frail we as humans really are, and that God may one day call home the ones we love and those whom we surround ourselves without a moment’s notice. Though, it is important for us, as it was for me, to remember that when a time like this does occur the Lord is our rock and our fortress. He is the one we can always turn to for guidance and support. While we may be sad, or angry, or even numb to feeling, God is our refuge now and for all of eternity.
Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations. Before the mountains were born, the earth and the world brought forth, from eternity to eternity you are God. A thousand years in your eyes are merely a yesterday, but humans you return to dust, saying, “Return, You mortals!”
- Psalms 90:1-4