Words from the Heart for Saturday May 20th, 2017
Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
Psalm 43:3 (NIV)
Send Me Your Light
The Lord does not bless us so we can be free from problems and then go our own way. Rather, we have experienced His care and guidance. This has brought us closer to know Him more. His blessings lead us to the place of worship. It’s time to make your list again of why you love belonging to Him.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge advertises itself as Vancouver’s top destination attraction. If you’ve been, you will likely find it hard to disagree. And as spectacular as it is year round, at Christmas is comes alive with annual Canyon Lights celebration. This year, this popular Winter Festival will take place November 23 and will run through to January 28, 2018. The hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park light up the natural setting and for many it brings them into the Christmas season. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. The organizers claim that the 153 foot tall living Christmas tree is the world’s tallest. Activities including a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorating gingerbread cookies, making your own Christmas card and a sing-along with the holiday band.
There is so much in this world that we don’t understand. There are mysteries of the universe, mysteries of the human body and of the human heart that continue to befuddle the brightest and most curious minds. In the spiritual realm, people continue to seek after the truth, but many find it elusive – to the point that they doubt there is any absolute truth. King David, like the rest of us, had much he didn’t understand. But what made him stand out from the crowd was his knowledge of where to find the truth. In Psalm 42:3 he writes: “Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.” David knew that the God of Israel, the one true God, was the source of light in life, and could be trusted to care and to lead. He was the leader of one of the great nations of his day, but he acknowledged his need for someone greater than he to give him wisdom and clarity. And he knew from experience that the Lord God was the source of ultimate light and Truth. He is for us as well. All of us have a daily need for the kind of wisdom and insight that God alone can provide. Ask the Lord to send you the light and care you need today. He will provide it.
These have been words from the heart.