a mere handful
Psalm 105:12-15 (JDV)
Psalm 105:12 When they were few people in number, very few indeed, and resident aliens in her,
Psalm 105:13 wandering from nation to nation and from one kingdom to another,
Psalm 105:14 he allowed no person to oppress them; he rebuked kings on their behalf:
Psalm 105:15 “Do not touch my anointed ones, and do not harm my prophets.”
Peterson writes “God’s people can look back to a time when, though they were a mere handful of wandering refugees, they were absolutely safe in God’s protection. We do not find our security by joining a strong and successful group, but by being servants to a strong and competent Savior. If we are “of little account” in the world’s eyes, we are “in God’s sight chosen and precious” (1 Pet. 2:4).” (122).
LORD, we trust you to protect us and to lead us to where you want us to be, and what you want us to do.
Peterson Eugene H. A Year with the Psalms: 365 Meditations and Prayers. Word Books 1979.