Saturday, March 21, 2015

Into the Light

The Lord
is my light
and my salvation -
Whom should I fear?

The Lord
is the stronghold of my life-
of whom should I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1

When we hide, we hide in darkness.  We huddle in crevasses, cowering into tight shuddering balls, childishly pleading that what we can't see, can't see us either.  

It feels like shelter, this darkness, but it's just as much a trap.  it hides the dangers well, this prison of our own making that we stumble and grope our way through.

David embraced the light.

No hiding,

no fear,

he rested,

in the fortress of The Lord.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Level Ground

My foot stands on level ground;
I will praise the Lord in the assemblies.

Psalm 26:12

In confidence,

He stands.  

Accused of treason, hated by the king, hunted by his armies.

What begins as a prayer, as a desperate plea, 

that his God,

would acknowledge his innocence;

ends as a proclamation of confident faith.

He opens his life before the Lord, to declare his pure and innocent heart.

He stands, 

apart from the grumbling and plotting of hypocrites 

He stands 

in the house of the Lord.

He stands 

on level ground.

No chasms, no stones, no precarious hills,

In the strength of the Lord,

He stands.