My husband once preached on Psalm 27 at New Years. “The Lord is my light and my salvation.” He asked us to imagine being in a dark room at night. There is a creaking sound, and your mind begins to imagine all sorts of terrible things that could happen. Then you turn on the light and see that there is nothing to be afraid of. “The Lord is my light,” my husband reminded us.
But what if you turned on the light and your worst nightmares are coming true? There are a dozen armed banditos climbing over the back of the couch with long knifes in their teeth! (Picture my husband acting this out beside the pulpit.) “The Lord is not only my light. He is also my salvation.”
I don’t know what 2011 will bring for you or for me—dreams come true or nightmares realized, but in either case, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?”
May this be a year of blessing and personal growth for each of us.
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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