Gay Christian Devotion
Psalm 114 (King James Version)
1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
5What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
This psalm is about the exodus, the time when the children of Israel left Egypt. When the children of Israel moved into a new land, the Lord was with them. The children of Israel were God's nation, the people with whom God chose to live. In the presence of the Lord, the water ran away, so the children of Israel could cross on dry ground, and mountains shuddered and danced, as God spoke.
You are God's tabernacle. You are God's dominion! The waters of discouragement and depression open wide, so you can walk through on dry, solid ground. The mountains of addiction and self-hate dance and quake in fear of God. They are so afraid of God that they just dance right away from you, so you can enter the promised land.