Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012

"The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear?" Psalm 27:1a

Darkness is one thing many people fear.

Light dispels darkness and helps relieve some of the fear.

The amount of fear that light relieves is related to the source of the light and the brightness of that light.

A night light gives a small amount of light, enough light to remove the fear of walking from the bed to the bathroom.

Better than a night light would be a flashlight because it produces more light, it produces that light in a concentrated beam and it can be carried with you into the darkness. If necessary, the flash light could be used to inflict blunt force trauma on an attacker.

The ultimate would be a high intensity flood light that would totally dispel all darkness and completely light that room, thus removing a reason for fear.

In addition to the amount of light, another factor in overcoming the fear of darkness would be who holds the light.

If a five-year old child was holding a flood light it would be helpful. However, a Navy Seal holding a flashlight would bring much more comfort.

Of course, a Navy Seal with a flood light would be even better!

So, when Psalm 27 declares that the LORD is my light, that is VERY comforting news! When the LORD is my light I have the benefit of the purest, brightest, most penetrating and purifying light EVER! Where His light shines darkness is not possible!

AND, that great light comes from the One Who raised the dead, healed the sick, and cast out demons! That is strong! But that is not all He did! He died on the cross to become the atoning sacrifice for you and me! Then, after three days in the grave, He arose from the dead and was alive for evermore!

Sin is a source of fear - BUT THE LORD, YOUR LIGHT - defeated sin on the cross! You need not live in fear when you live in Christ!

Death is a major source of fear - BUT THE LORD, YOUR LIGHT - conquered death when He arose the the dead and rolled away that stone! You need not fear death when you live in Christ!

If the Lord is your light and your salvation - WHOM SHAL YOU FEAR!!