Weekly Photo Challenge: COMFORT

“I will lift up mine eyes to the hills

From whence cometh my help —“

–   Psalm 121

A lot depends on punctuation here. The atheist might put a semi-comma after “hills” and a question mark after help. A nature lover might choose to leave the sentence unpunctuated. A believer might actually follow the atheist’s lead, but immediately segue into the next verse, “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”.

And you thought in grade school that punctuation didn’t matter, or was simply arbitrary. Little did you know —

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13 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: COMFORT

  1. Stef says:

    It’s just like the sentence: “A woman without her man is nothing.”
    One option: “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”
    Another option: “A woman: Without her, man is nothing.”

  2. one of my favourite hymns is “unto the hills around do I lift up my longing eyes…”
    you’ve captured that well.

  3. jfb57 says:

    Great photo J! I love the punctuation discussion. It is not until it is laid out in examples like this that it gets its proper status!

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  5. xties says:

    Whenever I need help, lifting my eyes to the hills — or to some other inspiring feature of the landscape — is always a good start.

  6. 2e0mca says:

    It is good to find comfort in one’s beliefs – well illustrated, Judith.

  7. Jen says:

    I truly believe we are all saying the same thing, only speaking different languages. Your lesson in punctuation proves this. My universe, her God, his Lord, their Buddha, his Allah. Period.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      There aren’t very many real truths.
      But there are countless ways of saying those truths, as many as there are ears in the world to hear —
      Yes, you and I (and many we both know) are firmly on the same page.

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