Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 12:30 am

Day Four – One Thing

Psalm 27

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?

When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Reflection

The psalmist seeks only one thing. In this moment he gets it right, searching for an encounter with God, to be near to Him. When we seek him, Christ brings light in our darkness and salvation to our lives, no matter the circumstance we find ourselves in. In John 1, we also see that God wants us to come and see, to receive Him, his light and salvation for our lives.

Responding to the Word

Let’s come to God, His Word and see! Let’s ask God to help us lay aside the other things we seek, the other things we treasure and instead seek Him alone. His promise of salvation and light is for us. Today, even if we are in the middle of dark circumstances, let’s seek God, turning our thoughts to Him, thanking Him for salvation, and praying for His help.

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