Here at the end of the tenth cycle of seven lessons we find our path has brought us to a stepping off place. These next three psalms can be viewed as the doing, thinking and feeling of a different life in a different place. Here at the end of the chapter are three descriptions of endings that turn into beginnings.
70. Come, Come Quickly
Come, come quickly; help me, Lord, before it’s too late and I am lost.
Let them be confused and amazed that try to take my soul,
Turn them back on themselves, even those thoughts that would cause my hurt.
Turn them around as reward for mocking the truth;
Let all who seek the power rejoice and be glad in You,
For You are the Master and to find salvation is to know your truth.
I am poor and needy; come quickly, O God.
For You are my only hope; come, come quickly.
The last words one might speak in dire straights could be the first words of exclamation at finding a new viewpoint. We see how the lives of all those martyrs who have gone down holding fast to the last have made secure our beginnings. We are drawn upward towards the hope that has never failed and rejoice to find that our God has given each of us a path.
“Come quickly;” we cry, “help us now.” We learn the words and we learn to speak them; we do it always. Faith turns into years of practice into getting better at serving Him. We learn to help others and we learn how to hold on to hope.