Psalm 2 (Psalms on the Trail)

I will tell of the decree of the Lord who said to me, "You are my son; today I have begotten you." Psalm 2:7

I will tell of the decree of the Lord who said to me,

“You are my son; today I have begotten you.”

Psalm 2:7


This psalm was likely written for the coronation of a king, presumably one whom God had chosen for Israel.  But what of us?  What can it say to us?  Through baptism we too are born anew as beloved children of God.  In today’s photo (not in focus) the AT wanders through the Grayson Highlands (VA) State Park  in the season when the wild ponies were birthing foals.   I notice how this little fellow seems quick to follow its parent’s lead.  Can I imagine myself, born anew, trailing after God’s lead today?  Will we wander over the rocks up ahead?  Take the road downhill?  Congregate with the herd? Will my parent God take me in a direction that I wasn’t planning to go today?  Can I pay attention so as not to miss anything?

Suggestions to practice:

1. Take this verse with you, write it down and ponder its meaning for you throughout the day.  What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

2. Or read all of Psalm 2 to discover how this verse fits into this psalm.

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

Tomorrow’s verse: Psalm 3:3

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.