I never know when a verse from the Bible will jump off its pages, hitting me right between the eyes! Happened again today in my quiet time with the Lord. For years now, I’ve begun my devotions by asking the Lord to meet with me. A new thought, reinforcing a foundational truth, a question to pursue in my biblical language study. Some insight to feed me today.
We know the Lord is with us at all times. What I need though, is more awareness of that. To be more in tune with Him. Similar wavelength more than merely my own. To weave together His fibers with mine. That’s my heart. Most of the time, I mean it!
The psalmist, one of the sons of Korah who were Temple worship assistants, recounts how the Lord has given Israel great victories and a promised land. Psalm 44: 3– ‘It was not by their word that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your face, for You loved them.” That verse holds onto me for dear life.
All we have comes from the Lord. His powerful arms protect and provide for us. As if those weren’t enough, the light of His face, and love from His heart, mean the very most. When we are away travelling for weeks and months on end, to see the faces of our children and their spouses, the smiles and laughter of our grandchildren–what joy for us! To see their faces. That alone means so much.
To be with the Lord. To see His face. To bow before Him in all His majesty and glory. Think about that! His face filled with love. And home…at last! That will be worth all the struggles of this life!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for a homecoming like none other here on earth. With you and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Amen.