Exile. Weeping. Hope. Nearness. Jerusalem. Promise. Children. David. Trust. Calm. Messiah. Peace. Life. Worship. Forever.
Psalms 120–134 are known as the Songs of Ascents. It’s my second favorite stack of psalms in the psalter, for one, simply because they’re amazing; and second, because they’re so relevant for our lives in the 21st century. They have so much to say to us compulsively-mobile, hyper-busy, grossly-distracted Americans (and perhaps especially to us Millennials).
At Cities Church we just finished a series through the Ascents for Advent. I preached five of the 15 psalms, commenting on the others along the way.