I love the Psalms

Reading:                                          Psalm 140

(Verses 6-8)

I say to the LORD, “You are my God.”

Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.

Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer,

you shield my head in the day of battle.

Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD;

do not let their plans succeed (NIV).


On a beautiful spring evening almost twenty years ago, I went for a bicycle ride with my fourteen-year-old son, Josh. At that time, there were some beautiful mountain bike trails on a forest-covered escarpment above our home. After exploring these trails for a while the time came for us to return home.

Ice bike trail Early spring cycling in Ottawa, Canada — photo by David Kitz

We crossed to the opposite side of the paved road and began our descent down…

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