Words from the Heart for Tuesday February 21st, 2017
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 (KJV)
The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation
Nothing compares to the presence of the Lord to remove fear from our lives. He is the very source of our strength. Our fears melt when we commit everything to this faithful, capable Saviour. What do you need to bring before the Lord today? He is available to handle it.
If you stand in Stanley Park in Vancouver and look across the harbour towards Vancouver, you can’t miss the iconic five white sails atop Canada Place. They have been a recognizable landmark since 1986. The sails are 90 feet tall and made of fiberglass coated with Teflon. At night, the sails are illuminated, and during special holiday seasons they glow with colours, displays and animation. The sails, in their glorious light, are best seen not only from Stanley Park, but also from the Coal Harbour seawall, the Vancouver Convention Centre and the surrounding waterways. The lights are under the supervision of the Vancouver Port Authority and are offered to local charities and non-profit events in order to build awareness of their cause by lighting according to the organizations colours.
Two of the two themes of the Bible are salvation and light. From the very beginning of Genesis, immediately following the entrance of sin into the human heart, and the impact of the fall on the entire world, God began to seek those who were lost. The concept of light came even earlier, in the first chapter of Genesis, where God says “let there be light.” With sin came darkness, and the Bible paints a picture of the battle between darkness and light. In Psalm 27:1 King David ties these two themes together perfectly: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” The fear that is common in the darkness dissipates in the light. The long night of depression and turmoil lessens with the dawn. The guilt and dread that keep us awake at night, racing through our minds so that we toss and turn and watch the hours slowly crawl by seem so less threatening when morning arrives. This is not only true emotionally but spiritually as well. When we trust Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord the fear of judgment is gone. Darkness becomes light. Spiritually dawn arrives like the opening of a blind in a dark room. Have you experienced this? Is your heart filled with the light of Jesus’ life in you because He has become your Saviour? It can be today as you trust Him in faith.
These have been words from the heart.