Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) reads as follows:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Why did the author look at the mountains? Would they ordinarily be seen as a potential source of help (e.g. a natural protection against military invasion, a place where foreign reinforcements would be likely to come from, etc.)? Is his point "normally the mountains would be a source of help, but the actual ultimate source of help is the Lord, who made the mountains in the first place?"