The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

     What a beautiful question in Psalm 27:1. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?
     This is another legacy from my mother.  She taught me this Psalm set to music. I sang this scripture-song many times during the intervening seventy-one years.

      Often, in joyous or fearful moments, this song rises inside of me and joy is made sweeter and fear disappears.
         Today I listened to a brief devotion by our pastor, high-lighting ‘joy where the world cannot reach.’
Each blazing dawn I see reminds me how precious Light is to our Lord God.   The earth began with darkness and without form.  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The third verse of the Bible shows without God the earth would still be void and without form. Everything we see around us comes from Him. 
         When I see our Lord God in each leaf, in each snowflake, in the fruit on the trees, the flower that blooms and the stars and moon that light the dark skies, I am in awe of our Lord and God and His steadfast, never-ending Love. 
         It is not only His Creation that gives me Joy but the promise of Salvation, the gift of Grace that is ours if we believe.  When I memorized John 3:16-17 as a young girl, I didn’t realize it is a testimony to God’s Love for us.   “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” 
         There is more in verses 18-19.  Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because He has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 
         Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my Face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
Psalm 27:7-8.
            God be gracious to us and bless us. And cause His face to shine upon us.  Psalm 67:1. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.  Psalm 8:1.
         Can you imagine Matthew 17:2-3, when Jesus took Peter, James, and John on a high mountain? And He was transfigured before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with Him. 
         Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies.  Psalm 27:11.
          What does this tell you?  The writer of this Psalm is a humble man. Is this important?  Yes.
         Good and upright is the Lord; therefore, He instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. Psalm 25:8-10.
         I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!  Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14.
         Do we believe what man tells us, or what the Lord tells us?  Who or what do you set before the One who created the world, we live in? 
         Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12.
          He told His disciples, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6,
         Are you looking for truth, for life, and understanding?  Look no further.
          If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3. 
And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.  Revelation 22:5.
         Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105.
         The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130.
          How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.  Psalm 89:15.
         May this season be of seeking our Lord Jesus Christ with singleness of heart and fervor of our spirit. So often in our lives, we are reminded of the One who loves us. Let us turn to Him and praise Him.  When we ask for His forgiveness in humbleness of heart, He hears and answers!
      Claim Him and proclaim Him!  The Lord Is My Light, and my Salvation, whom then shall I be afraid?  

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