Thursday, June 25, 2009

Light of His Face

5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the LORD.

6 There are many who say, Who will show us some good?
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!"
7 You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when their grain and wine abound.
Psalm 4:5-7, English Standard Version

Light of His Face

What is it about our face that makes it reveal our emotions so easily? If I were an artist, perhaps I would understand it better.

Just look at a little child. One look at their face and you know whether they are happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited, etc. We adults are better at concealing our emotions, but often our face still gives us away. Think of how pleasant it is when someone sees you, and suddenly their face just lights up.

It is even more puzzling to me to understand how we Christians can see the face of God looking down upon us, but I know we can. We can sense if God is displeased with us, but oh how wonderful it is when we see the Light of his face shining down upon us!

Read the Psalmist's words again, and apply them to your life today.

"Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!" You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.

Spend some time just meditating on the blessings of the Lord, and all of the amazing things He has done for you beginning with your salvation. Think of his long suffering and patience with you and his forgiveness. Think of his control over the sun, moon, and stars as he keeps the stars and planets in their courses.

Yes, there are many who say, "Show us some good." But, as Christians, we know that we are surrounded by the goodness of God. We are filled with joy when we see the light of His face.

God Bless You,
Linda

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