The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Psalm 27:1-2.
These words give me peace and strength. As a young woman, I sang these as lyrics. How often they come to me now, flying into my heart as a banner of courage and assurance. And the next words…”Why should I be afraid?”
When I was sixteen, I came into the kitchen to help Mom one morning. I turned on the light, and she turned and asked, “You love the light, don’t you?” She smiled at the affirmative answer. My heart did not know Psalm 27:1-2 then. Neither did I understand the joy of ‘walking in the light!’
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12.
Darkness holds unknown fears. Light is life-giving. Genesis 1:15-16 – Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen. I Timothy 6:16. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4.
The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. Psalm 27:4.