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The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear?

April 2, 2020

“The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1

The unknown is generally an unsettling and often fearful thing. In today’s climate we are living with one unknown after another with an undetermined number of Americans who will contract the virus and who might actually die from it. We hear the disconcerting news of cancellations of one iconic tradition after another, including the NCAA basketball tournaments, Broadway, concerts, NBA and NHL seasons, the summer Olympics, Wimbledon, major league baseball, and the list goes on. Losing these traditions are like a “punch in the gut.” We’d like to know when all of this will end.

But the first verse of the 27th Psalm of David sheds light on the hope that comes from the belief that the Lord will cast light on the path that seems darker than we ever imagined it to be. He is encouraging us to believe that each month will get better and that He is always there to give us the sustenance and strength we need. This is our hope. This is our future.

Prayer: Lord, let us look to You for our light and salvation, knowing that your providential love will care for us in the end. Amen.

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