You light my lamp!
(Psalm 18:28 LSB)
Some days seem brighter than others and while we would all wish for clear skies and sunshine, we know that there are seasons when gloomy shadows seem to own the day.
Davids story in Psalm 18 starts in a very dark place.
“The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of vileness terrified me. The cords of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.”
(Psalm 18:4-5 LSB)
Scared, feeling vile and worthless and facing his own mortality David cried out to God in his distress. And God rescued him.
Later in this song David testifies that God is the one who lights his lamp and illuminates his darkness. When hope is all but gone and we cannot see a way forward through the night shadows, God can rekindle our flame and show us the way.
Here at MCM we often encounter people who feel desperate and hopeless. While we wouldn’t want to see any one going through distressing circumstances, we cannot help but rejoice when, like David, they cry out to the God of all hope and find salvation in Jesus.
Lord, please lighten our darkness today.