The Lord is Our Light
Psalm 27 begins, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Light is important for our existence. It not only lifts our spirits, but it provides us with the vitamins and nutrients that we need for our well being. Light also helps us see what is around us and keeps us headed in the right direction. This notion that light makes us feel safe and secure is what the psalmist is highlighting when he writes that the Lord is our light and salvation. With Christ as our light, with Christ nourishing us and guiding us, we can experience the comfort and assurance we need so that we are less fearful and anxious about the world around us.
Darkness, sin and death were conquered by Jesus on the cross. They are no more. Our Messiah is no longer in the tomb, but has been raised and is alive. Thus, our call as Christians is to live into this reality, that in Christ we are nourished and grow; in Christ we are protected; and in Christ we have been given the gifts of forgiveness and abundant life. Blessings, Pastor Emily