Psalm 110 (Psalms on the Trail)

Psalm 110

“Princely state has been yours from the day of your birth;

In the beauty of holiness I have begotten you, like dew from the womb of the morning.”

Psalm 110:3

Reflection:  The fragrance of these wild azalea covered with dew was breath-taking (pun intended)!  So are this psalmist’s words. A poet of ancient Israel blesses her king with words her inspired imagination hears God saying.  Centuries later the earliest Christians sang these words in worship and heard God’s blessing upon the messiah Jesus, their Lord.  I hear these words and think of the many baptisms I have witnessed, each one an incredible gift of God’s giving new birth in faith.  “In the beauty of holiness I have begotten you, like dew from the womb of the morning.”  Whom do these words bring to mind for you?  Can you even imagine God speaking these words over you?  Could a blessing be said any more profoundly and tenderly than this?

Baptism Day, April 22, 2012

Baptism Day, April 22, 2012


1. Take this verse with you and ponder its meaning for you throughout the day.  What do you notice?  What do you wonder?  What blessing might God be saying over you today?

2. Or read all of Psalm 110 and see where these verses fit in.  

3. Or comment with a photo of your own that is a window of this verse’s meaning for you.

Tomorrow’s psalm will be Psalm 111:10.

Starting January 1, 2016, for 150 days I am posting a daily psalm verse with a photo that is a visual meditation on the text for me.  Each day a verse from the next psalm is chosen until all 150 psalms have been featured.   To participate you may subscribe to my blog at or “friend” me on Facebook and watch for the daily links to blog posts.  Disclaimer:  I am not a photographer and most of the photos are from a cell phone or small camera while hiking the Appalachian Trail or the C&O Canal/Great Allegheny Passage Trail.