Devotions for the Week of April 9, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 9, 2017

“The Lord is My Light and My Salvation” Psalm 27:1

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not the darkness.  The Lord spoke light into the darkness.  His birth brought light into the world.  At His birth, heaven’s light came down in the glory of the angels and the light of the star.  This was a dark day.  For three long hours darkness fell upon Calvary.  Yes, it was dark then.  Yes, there are still moments of darkness now, but in the end light will prevail.  The light will shine again.  I shall not fear the darkness.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not my enemies.  Even if they surround me, even if they tell lies about me, even if they insult me, even if they kill me, they cannot destroy me.  When they oppose me, they oppose Jesus Christ Himself, for we are one.  They could not destroy Jesus, and they cannot destroy me.  In the end my enemies will be punished.   They are the ones who will stumble and fall.  I shall not fear them.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not Satan.  Satan tried His hardest, but He could not defeat Jesus.  He could not turn Jesus aside from the path to the cross.  He could not get Jesus to come down from the cross.  Through His death, Jesus defeated Satan once and for all, taking away all guilt and shame, taking away sin and all its effects.  Satan cannot accuse me any longer.  I shall not fear him.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not Hell.  Jesus suffered Hell for me on the cross.  Jesus was separated from God and all His goodness.  Jesus endured sin, darkness and death for me.  When I die, I need not fear Hell, for Jesus has broken its power forever.  I will never be separated from God and His love for me.  I shall not fear Hell and its might.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not death.  Jesus died my death for me.  Jesus will be with me when I die.  He has gone through death already, and He will now lead me safely through to the other side.  Even if death comes suddenly, I am ready; I am prepared to die, because I know that death will not be the end of me.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not God Himself.  Yes, I was born an enemy of God.  Yes, I deserve only His wrath and punishment.  But He has chosen me; He has adopted me as His child.  Even if my own parents disown me, even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord has a place for me.  He will take me in.  God will teach me His ways.  He will lead me on a level path.  He will show me His goodness.

The Lord hears my prayers.  When I cry out, He listens to me. Wait for the Lord.  Be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.  Three days, Jesus waited for the Lord and His resurrection.  Three days the disciples waited in fear and hope.  Wait for the Lord.  Hope in the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  And we’ll see what Sunday morning will bring.   

Our Weekly Prayer

Please consider praying this prayer as part of your daily prayers.

 

Lord, You are my light and my salvation.  Take away my fear.  Amen