January 21

Psalm 27:1, 4-5

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” vs. 1

The psalmist was feeling it! He wasn’t putting his trust in any king or president, he was trusting the Lord alone! In the Lord there was light and salvation, in the Lord there was security and hope! He was talking about what the apostle Paul called “being in Christ.” It’s the confidence that comes with knowing that we are in the Divine Presence and that peace and joy can be ours. And even more importantly, it’s knowing that there is nothing that can snatch that security away from us. God has come to us and we have been wrapped in a blanket of love–nothing can separate us from that love, not even death. Do all of us have that feeling all the time? Of course not. It ebbs and flows in the ever-moving stream of daily living. Sometimes God seems so close–but not every day. There are moments when we feel lost and abandoned–we may even wonder if there really is a God. But it’s a feeling that can grow! When we learn to lose ourselves daily in meditation and prayer, there’s a constancy that comes to us. Some report that the sense of God’s presence is always with them–and that it grows in intensity with each passing year. That’s good news! It may even be that, like the psalmist, we too will “feel it” every day.

Thought for the Day: What does it feel like to “feel it”?

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